Amateur boxers are being offered the chance to watch the next VIP Promotions professional boxing show for just £5.
Taking place at the Liverpool Olympia on July 25, the card is headlined by local undefeated prospect Andy Colquhoun in a British light-welterweight title eliminator against former two-weight British champion, Manchester’s David Barnes.
The rest of the bill has been stacked with talent including Dewsbury’s former British super-featherweight king Gary Sykes, and Prizefighter winner Larry Ekundayo from London. Also appearing will be Liverpool fighters John Quigley, Joe Tonks, Paul Peers and Steve Brogan; Birkenhead’s Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd; St Helens’ Lee Hynes; and Oswaldtwistle heavyweight Adam Machaj.
“We wanted to try something a bit different for this show,” explained promoter Steve Wood, “and this is a great chance for any amateur fighters to come along and watch what will be a really exciting night of pro boxing.
“Obviously not all amateurs turn pro, but I’ve been really surprised at how many competing in the unpaid code have never been to a professional show before. The two sports are very different, and we’re offering amateur boxers the chance to come and see the pro game up close, and have a great night.
“There are a lot of very talented fighters appearing on this show who’ve been excellent amateurs in the past and have made it to the top of the domestic game. So there’ll be some exciting action and this is a chance not to be missed for any aspiring champions out there.”
Tickets priced at £5 (amateur fighters with an ABAE card); £30 (general) and £50 (ringside) are available from all boxers, or at vipboxing.tv and Eventim.co.uk
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