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Anto Upton given good test for Ginley Promotions card

Belfast light welter Anto Upton [14(5)-1(0)] has been presented with a good test for his next fight

In what will be his first fight under new trainer Ray Ginley, Upton boxes on the Ginley Promotions ‘Danger at The Devenish’ card at The Devenish Complex in West Belfast on Saturday September 16th – and will be faced with an immediate test.

The youngest of the three fighting brothers will face Dutch-based Nigerian Innocent Anyanwu [25(15)-23(4)-3].

Anyanwu has carved out a reputation for himself in Ireland for providing extremely tough fights. Over the past two years the former BeNeLux champ has pushed Jake Hanney and Ray Moylette hard over four and six rounds respectively.

In his most recent fight, the 38 year old would bring Prizefighter welterweights champion Johnny Coyle the full eight rounds.

Capable of causing a shock, ‘Little Big Man’ last year knocked out 14-0 prospect Florin Cardos.

25 year old Upton last fought on the inaugural Ginley Promotions bill, back in March. Here he headlined the bill against Zaurs Sadihovs, scoring a six-round win.

This was his first fight with trainers Barry Smith and Harry Andrews, who he subsequently left on, good terms, as he wanted to move home from London to be closer to his young family.

Headlined by Tyrone McKenna and Tyrone McCullagh, the undercard next month also features Steven Ward, Marco McCullough, Davey Oliver Joyce, Stevie Collins, the debut of Gary Cully, and a rematch between Sean Turner and Kamil Sokolowski.

Tickets costing £35/€40 and £65/€75 are available from the boxers involved.

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