It’s ‘Showtime’ at North Notts Arena on April 13 as JE Promotions in association with Scott Calow Boxing lay on another show stacked full of local talent in Worksop.
Unbeaten Sheffield lightweight Sonny Boy Price (5-0) tackles Carl Turney (0-1) from Bognor Regis in the headliner.
Price, 22-years-old from Swallownest, was a standout amateur winning seven Yorkshire titles when boxing out of the Steel City Gym. He turned pro, aged 21, after a decade in the amateurs and debuted in November 2017, defeating Stockport's ‘Devil Child’ Jamie Quinn (3-47-2) in a shutout points win over four-rounds. He has continued to outclass all of his opponents since, winning all 20 of his professional boxing rounds so far.
His amateur pedigree is still evident to see in his pro style, his technical ability is sound, but despite all his fights going the distance, Price gets stronger as the fight goes on and can whip in a spiteful body shot.
His opponent, ‘Carlos’, is just a journeyman that presents very little danger but he knows his way around a ring and is very good at staying out of trouble. He avoids being trapped in the corner with his clever movement, but when he does get backed up on the ropes, he can slip shots and fire back an overhand right of his own. He’s hard to pin down and tough.
Sonny, trained by Michael White at the Fighting Fit Gym, should have no problems reaching a sixth shutout points win as he looks to set up a title shot this year. The South Yorkshire prospect has aspirations to win a British title in the future.
There’s also a trio of Doncaster talent on display in the East Midlands that night.
Unbeaten Ryan Stevenson (5-0), 25 from Armthorpe, is moving up to six-round level as he takes on Sheffield dangerman Dan West (5-5-2).
Trained by Ian Alcock at the Doncaster Boxing Academy, the six-foot-tall welterweight has impressed so far in his career and is hoping to put on another silky performance in his sixth outing.
From the same stable, Doncaster lightweight Josh Padley makes his professional boxing debut against former Sonny Boy Price opponent Jamie Quinn (5-81-2).
‘Paddy’ picked up Yorkshire titles in the amateurs and will look to make a big statement in his pro bow to really get his paid career underway.
The third Doncaster fighter and second debutant appearing on the show is Cameron Kaihau making his eagerly-awaited middleweight debut against the experienced Lewis van Poetsch (8-98-1).
The Mexborough ABC student is trained by his dad Si, and his grandfather was a professional boxer in the 1950's and 60's. With 32 amateur fights behind him, the Yorkshire amateur champion and ABA Novices finalist is finally stepping into the ring as a pro having made his decision to turn over last year.
The middleweight likes to keep it long, as is suitable for his 6'1" frame, preferring to box on the outside, but counts the left hook is favourite shot.
His 28-year-old Gloucestershire opponent, a former soldier who served in Afghanistan, has 469 rounds under his belt and is as schooled in the arts as any boxer could be. 'Poochi' will give Kaihau plenty to think about and the home fighter will have to keep working for the full four rounds, as a 107-bouter due to fight four times in April will not run out of gas.
Nottingham’s Jordan Ringham (1-0) will be looking for win No.2 as he gets set for a busy 2019. The 26-year-old super-middleweight faces former Central Area middleweight champion Darryl Sharp (5-49) over four rounds.
Promoter Joe Elfidh commented on his show, "It's our 10th event at the North Notts Arena, which is a real statement as the venue had never hosted professional boxing before. We had our first show here in March 2016 and we're looking forward to another cracking night of boxing.
"Sonny Price is so popular around these parts that he will have unbelievable support here on the night. I'm looking forward to seeing Cameron Kaihau make his pro debut, he's got a style sutied to the pros and boxing runs in his blood.
"I'd like to wish the boys all the best and I'm confident that they'll all add another win to their records. We'll be back at North Notts Arena for the next show on June 22."
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