Craig Docherty v Chas Symonds: April 23 card expands

Chris Glover 15/03/2016

Glasgow based Colloseum Promotions presents its first show on the year on April 23rd at Paisley’s Lagoon Centre. 

The show is headlined by Glasgow’s own Craig Docherty taking on Chas Symonds for the vacant WBF Super Welterweight title. Joining the tried and tested Docherty as co main event is Nairn’s Sandy Robb who faces Liverpool’s Tony Moran in what is set to be an explosive contest in it’s own right.

Promoter Thomas Melville has given his own take on all the upcoming fights including those on the full undercard as well as the two main events. The show will open with Dougie Vincent taking on Belfast’s tough Marty Kayes. This is the latest addition to the show and Melville has high hopes for Vincent.

“Dougie is looking to rebuild now he’s with us. He’s fighting Marty Kayes and everyone who knows Marty, knows that he makes it difficult for any of his opponents. Dougie has a nice smooth style that the fans will like and he has good support so I’m really excited to see how he gets on.”

Ayrshire’s Sammy ‘The Bull’ Hill will face Englishman Chris Wood for the vacant British Masters Welterweight title. Both are at the same stages in their careers and have relatively similar records. Hill is a big ticket seller and will be bringing a massive support down from his native Ayrshire as he looks to move his way into position to fight for bigger titles in 2016.

“This is a real 50/50 fight. It could possibly steal the show. Both fighters are both good on the inside so it is set to be a war. The winner is set to fight for a WBF International title so there is plenty of incentive for both of them to bring their A game. A possibly showdown with Frankie Monkhouse who is also on the bill is not out of the question as he looks to impress in his WBF Intercontinenal title fight against international opposition.”

The co main events feature Tony Moran vs Sandy Robb at Crusierweight for the vacant WBF World title. Robb has boxed internationally and Moran has mixed in good class so this fight could be explosive for how long it lasts. It’s one of the few occasions too where the away fighter is coming into the fight as a slight favourite.

“This fight is another 50/50 fight with Moran maybe the slight favourite. Sandy is well up for the challenge as is Tony who is bringing a massive following up from Liverpool so the atmosphere will be electric.”

“The other main event will be a 50/50 fight too with neither fighter planning on taking a backward step. ‘Doc’ is still as hungry as ever and is still the WBU World Super Welterweight Champion. He still wants to mix it with the best available and wants to win more titles. Symonds is in his way and he will make sure that he doesn’t mess up Doc’s future plans.”

“Chas is bang up for it. He’s still fresh, he comes forward and he’s exciting to watch. This is his second chance and he’s planning on making the most of it. He has a Scottish following from Scaffolding so it won’t be all Docherty’s fans in there on the 23rd!”

“I will also be having a charity fighter with the ‘One Man Riot’ Jody Meikle as we look to raise awareness for AMMF. It’s a charity that is very close to Jody’s heart. The show has sold really well which is pleasing. I think it shows that the fighters have a good fan base and it shows the fights are competitive.”

Tickets for the show at Paisley Lagoon Centre are still available from all boxers on the bill. VIP tickets are now sold out.