Joe Wood tops DW Stadium show on Dec 2

Ringside 30/10/2017

Professional boxing returns to Wigan on Saturday December 2, with a Neil Marsh dinner show at the DW Stadium that will feature a host of North West-based fighters.

Top of the bill sees popular Liverpool super-welterweight Joe Wood continuing his ring education in his first six rounder whilst ‘Big’ John Gillies, the fast rising scouse cruiser, is also in action – this time over four. Blackburn super-welter, Kurt Grieve, will also feature.

Two pro debutants will also appear; Southport’s Jake Barton, and Warrington’s former amateur star Courtney Chadwick.

The show also sees the return of Liverpool’s exciting former Central Area welterweight challenger, Andy ‘Chico’ Colquhoun.

The former Sefton ABC fighter was last out in March when, in a bloody battle for the belt formerly held by the likes of fellow scousers Tony Brown, Joey Frost and Joey Singleton, he drew over 10 with city rival Adam Ismail.

Looking ahead to the bill, promoter Marsh said: “I am delighted to be back at the DW following the terrific, and well-supported, show we held here in December last year. That was a great night and this one is developing into a real cracker too, with a mix of local talent and emerging prospects in action. Joe Wood is very popular and always gives his all, ‘Big’ John Gillies is rapidly rising through the rankings and is always value for money whilst Andy is never in a dull fight is he?”

On the rest of the card, Marsh is equally effusive. “We’ve got great hopes for Kurt, Jack and Courtney who was a top amateur with Phoenix Fire ABC in Warrington before turning over.”

“A couple of these lads will be fighting for titles in 2018,” added Marsh, “if not on the night itself as we are working towards having a possible title on the show, so it will be good to see their continuing development ahead of what we hope will be a busy and successful year ahead.”

Tickets, priced at £40, £70 with a three course meal and £100 VIP, are available from the boxers via twitter.