Liverpool’s famous Everton Red Triangle club are aiming to add further chapters to their illustrious history when they launch their own professional shows in the city starting on October 27th at Grand Central Hall.
In conjunction with Pat Barrett’s Black Flash Promotions, E.R.T. are allowing their bulging stable of fighters the opportunity to gain experience on their own doorstep before pursuing prizes at a later stage.
Paul Stevenson, an ardent multi-tasker at the North Liverpool gym, is frantically working hard behind the scenes to enable the night is a massive success and his reasons for delivering such shows are focused entirely on his boxers.
There are lads here that I manage, but it can sometimes be hard getting them on shows,” revealed a frustrated Stevenson during a brief conversation away from his everyday vocation.
“If I’m able to get my lads out a few times a year and let them get the necessary skills they need and get their records looking respectable then the opportunity should come at a later date for a promoter to take a look at them and get them on a permanent deal. This means my fighters can always stay busy and learn on the job at the same time.”
Set to feature at the backend of October on the inaugural show are Alex Dickinson, Brandon Daord, Nick Ball, Connor Butler and Tony Hart. The latter two are making their professional bows, but Stevenson possesses a vast quantity of hope for all the evening’s performers and believes that some are very close to barging down the door of title class.
“It’s probably not fair to single any of them out because I’ve got high hopes for them all as long as they apply themselves in the right way, but these were amateurs of the highest order and they should be carrying that form into the pros with them. Brandon Daord is one of the most talented lads I’ve worked with and you’ll all get to see what he’s capable of really soon because he’s someone who I think is just going to keep getting better and better with every fight.
“Nick Ball has just had a great win over Brian Phillips on a MTK show that done really well in the city. Both were unbeaten going into it and it was a good test for both lads, but Nick was hurting him early on and he eventually got the job done in the second round. He’s a very strong kid with a lot of talent and I think he can go far as long as he keeps learning and listening. Most already know about Alex Dickinson. He’s had some good exposure on TV shows and he’s eager to be the best he can be. There’s quite a buzz around the heavyweight division at the moment and with a bit more ring time under his belt, Alex can really push on.”
A thriving professional stable since switching to a Pro-Am in 2010, E.R.T. have already enjoyed sustained periods of success with British, Commonwealth and European champions plying their trade inside the gym’s four walls.
The current generation are desperate to emulate the honours captured by yesterday’s stars with the aforementioned youngsters leading the charge towards further glory. October 27th is something of a new dawn for the decorated club and Stevenson is coated in excitement regarding what the future may hold.