Butcher heads up top boxing night

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WBO European flyweight champion Iain Butcher headlines a 13-fight card at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility next month.

Bellshill-based Prospect Boxing presents ‘Lock, Stock and 12 Smoking Fights’ on Friday, February 28, which will also see Viewpark’s Michael McGurk in action and the professional debuts of Forgewood’s Lee Gallagher and Bellshill’s JP McGuinness.

Light-middleweight Gallagher will take on Rochdale’s Jason McArdle and light-welterweight McGuinness meets fellow debutant Shayan Rahmat.

McGurk still awaits news of his opponent after a successful professional Matt Seawright in Glasgow on Monday.

Butcher, meanwhile moves up to super-flyweight to meet Hungarian Valentin Marinov to get some rounds in as negotiations continue for a rematch with British and Commonwealth flyweight champion Kevin Satchell.

Forgewood’s Mitch Prince was also in action on Monday as a technical draw due to a cut above his eye saw him fail to take the Scottish light-welterweight title from Glenrothes’s Stuart Green.

He will be hoping to be healed in time to face Bridgwater’s Dean Mills at Ravenscraig.

Other scheduled fights are Matthew McAllister versus William Warburton at welterweight, Scott Edgar versus Kenny Davidson and Davie Drummond versus Angelo Crowe at super-middleweight and Sean Watson versus Ben Morrrish at super-featherweight.

Completeing the card are Rhys Pagan metting Bulgarian Valentin Stoychev for the International Masters Light Middleweight Bronze title, and James Tennyson, Ryan Love and Billy Campbell also in action.

Promoter Paul Graham said: “We had a similar card last year called the ‘Steelmen’, and the feedback we had was excellent, so I wanted to do the same again for my first show of the year.

“We have a few guys making their debut mixed in with established fighters and a few guys who have been on the road in recent fights and all at different weights.

“In this current climate it is hard to compete with other events going on but we feel that with what Prospect is offering we can mix it with the rest, and give them something a bit different with local fighters.”

The event is sponsored by C&C Motorcare, ACS and Ringside Boxing Equipment.

First bell at ‘Lock, Stock and 12 Smoking Fights’ is scheduled for 7pm and tickets priced at £30 and £50 and available from the fighters directly or by calling 01698 338 888, where credit/debit cards are accepted.

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