VIP Promotions are disappointed to announce that the forthcoming show at the Dewsbury Sports Centre on June 15 will now be postponed until a later date. The card, due to be headlined by local man Gary Sykes, has unfortunately been pulled after the centre wasn’t approved as a suitable boxing venue in enough time for the show to go ahead.
“We’re all absolutely gutted,” explained promoter Steve Wood, “not least Gary Sykes. He’s trained really hard for this show and has been looking really good after winning and defending the English super-featherweight title this year.
“Unfortunately though it’s out of our hands. The sports hall is actually on the second floor, and even though paramedics have visited and said access in case of an emergency is fine, this can’t be approved until the next Board meeting and there won’t be time then to appoint officials.
“We were actually beginning to struggle a bit with the card anyway due to pull-outs and the last thing VIP want to do is put on a show that isn’t value for money for fans, so maybe this postponement was meant to be. “The plan is to rearrange the show for the new season, and we’re working really hard to ensure that when Gary does next box it will be an eliminator for the British title against Liverpool’s Stephen Smith, which will be a cracking fight. Hopefully Yorkshire and Dewsbury fans will come out and support Gary when he’s next in the ring because he deserves it.
“I can only apologise to the fans who had bought tickets and were looking forward to the show, and reiterate that all monies can be reimbursed from point of sale.”