North Notts Community Arena in Worksop plays host to a six-fight card on Saturday 23rd
July with popular local lad Darren Snow topping the bill.
The 750-capacity arena has a long history of accommodating amateur boxing until last Easter saw the first professional boxing event presented by JE Promotions.
The success of that maiden show has paved the way for more pro boxing events to be staged at the East Midlands sports venue.
The headliner, known as the ‘Road Warrior’ for his aggressive style of fighting away from home, is 34-year-old cruiserweight Darren Snow (2-5-1), from Dinnington, who enters into his ninth pro bout against an opponent yet to be confirmed.
The former unlicensed titlist has won two of his fights on points so is searching for his first KO win to add to his record.
Snow’s teammate from the Fighting Fit Gym, Andy White (2-1), has his fourth pro bout against an, as yet, unnamed opponent.
The 26-year-old light-heavyweight conceded on his debut to Jamie Ambler (10-59-2) in May last year but bounced back well with two points wins on the spin.
30-year-old super-middleweight Richard Thomas (2-1), from Doncaster, goes up against Surrey’s Richard Harrison (1-5).
Exciting prospect Thomas has yet to hear the final bell toll in his pro career so far.
Similarly to stablemate White, Thomas tasted defeat on his debut, stopped by Ben Fitch (0-1) in the second round of his pro bow in December 2013. Exactly three months later, he returned to the ring with a bang to halt Bryan Richardson (0-2) in just 95 seconds. It would be another two years before Thomas would follow up that victory with another stoppage, 20 seconds into the third round against Polish-man Grzegorz Semik (0-1).
The 168-pounder will be looking to continue his explosive streak against Harrison on the night.
Popular cruiserweight Dan Cooper, 20-years-old from Lincolnshire, kicked off his pro career with a first round stoppage over Shane Dragonslayer (0-5) with just seconds to go in the opening round.
Trained by Scott Callow, the former unlicensed star was discovered after notching up 19 wins from 21 contests with 17 KO’s. He gets a tough test in his second paid bout against 85-fight veteran Jevgenijs Andrejevs (10-72-2) from Riga. The 35-year-old Latvian provided the aforementioned Darren Snow with his previous win so is already familiar with the venue.
Debutants Connor Tongue and David Zubrzycki make their pro bow on the night.
Tongue, 23-years-old from Dinnington, will face a stern examination against another JE Promotions fighter from Margate in Kent – Ricky Leach (1-8-1).
Despite his losing record, 26-year-old Leach is a competent boxer with a decent amateur pedigree. However, Tongue is chomping at the bit for his inauguration after suffering a hand fracture ahead of his original debut date slated for the last North Notts show in March. He mentioned in a recent interview that the date can’t come soon enough for him.
Welterweight David Zubrzycki will tackle 42-year-old Brummie boxer Jason Nesbitt (10-195-4) in what will be the journeyman’s 211th
pro bout. The veteran has been punching for pay since the year 2000 and has been involved in over 1,000 rounds of boxing.
The six-fight card looks set to be sell-out already with each home fighter bringing over 100 fans in support each.
Promoter Joe Elfidh commented, “We’ve got a great gym in Fighting Fit Gym run by Michael White and top sponsors on board with Roofdec and 1ClickPrint, who all help to make the shows a success.”
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