Mega March For Notts Boxing Scene

Lovers of the sweet science, in Nottinghamshire, are in for a huge treat this March, with big fights, big titles, and shows galore on offer, and it all kick off on 5 March with not one, but two shows available.

Promotors Scott Calow and Carl Greaves release fight cards in the opening exchanges of this month, in Worksop, and Newark, respectively, providing ample warm-ups for the two, big fights in the middle of the month.

At the North Notts Arena, Worksop, Scott Calow will see the usual smattering of Worksop fighters take centre-stage including Dylan Clegg, 4-0 (1), and decorated amateur Marcus Ellis, he looking to build on an explosive debut late last year (interview with Marcus here).

“I’ve got four shows lined up, back-to-back, including the Essex and Kent shows,” began Scott Calow.

“It’s just about getting everyone back out really and Worksop (5 March), looks a strong card for us.

“Marcus will be having his second, pro outing, after a great debut, and I’ve got Jack Hutsby fighting, he’ll be on both the Notts shows this month.

“He has had Midlands Area lined up previously, but it’s called off a couple of times, so we’re looking at building him, and Chad Sugden as well, up nicely over the coming months.”

Meanwhile, the Carl Greaves show, at the Newark Showground, sees local fighters Stanley Stannard and Tom Cowling, look to extend their respective, undefeated, 6-0 (2) records, whilst there’s also a debut for Nottingham prospect, Otis Lookham.

These two shows are, as mentioned, pre-cursors for not one, but two big outings for local fighters, beginning with a world title clash, in Nottingham, at the Arena itself on 12 March when Eddie Hearn rolls into town to promote that of Leigh Wood, 25-2 (15) (interview with Leigh here) and Michael Conlan.

“Leigh’s done really well for himself,” continued Scott.

“He’s looking so strong now, and has developed into a proper puncher, and, like most of us here, you have to favour him against Conlan.”

A week later, down Wembley way, a trip fans of Nottingham Forest are also hoping to take this season, will see Newark-based Russian, David Avanesyan, 28-3-1 (16), defend his European title against Oskari Metz, on a Frank Warren/Queensberry Promotion show.

It doesn’t stop there either, March being seen to have a fifth show, and a second for Scott Calow, as he puts on a rather stacked affair at the Harvey Hadden Sport Village to close out the month, on 26 March.

Stacked? It is indeed, with a dozen contests, including a number of debutants, already scheduled.

Undefeated fighters, Clifton’s Ryan Amos, and Nottingham’s Joe Underwood Hughes, put their respective, 7-0 records on the line (Hughes also has a stoppage to his name), whilst there are outings for Jack Hutsby, 4-0-1, and Bilborough’s Conner Short, 2-0.

As for the esteemed, Newark journeyman, Fonz Alexander, 7-121 (4), he’s got four lined up himself for March (on top of the February outing) – Alexander is scheduled to fight in Stoke (4 March), Rotherham (11 March), Oldham (19 March) and Swindon (26 March).

Just prior to all this kicking off, a Notts debutant, Jordan Bradley, made his pro debut on the Calow show in Purfleet, Essex, on 26 February, earning a four round draw, as the away fighter, against Antonio Angelo (D/PTS4 38-38).

“Moving forward I’ll be looking at a show possibly in April, as well as June/July area,” concluded Scott.

“In the spirit of keeping going though, there’ll also be a summer show, a home show for Chad (Sugden) which is something he and his team really want to happen, especially as he’s not had one yet.”

Fight fans can certainly expect several interviews with promotors and fighters ahead of some March Mayhem as Nottinghamshire’s fighting finest continue to flourish, and it all begins, for a full show that is, on 5 March.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @StanleyStannard Stannard (centre) pictured with Tom Cowling and others ahead of this weekends fight night.

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