2 March 2011
Former WBU Lightweight Champion, turned promoter, Graham Earl is set to promote his second boxing event of the year, Fists of Fury at the Nugent Hall at Kings Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday, April 2.
Graham, who over the past year or so has been scouring Northern Ireland for up and coming young boxing talent, will be showcasing many of his latest Irish signings as well as bringing a couple of his established British boxers to Belfast.
Heading up the list of local fighters is Joe Belfast Banger Hillerby, who will be making his third outing as a pro. On his pro-debut, at the Northampton Cricket Ground in October 2010, Hillerby caused a sensation when he stopped Lutons Gavin Putney in just 43 seconds of the first round. Hillerby followed this up with a shutout points win over Ryan Clarke at York Hall in January.
Another Belfast boy, Ian Boyd, is also set for his first home town fight. Boyd will be looking to get the fist win on his record, having lost on his debut to Lincolns Rick Boulter by a very close 57-58 points margin back in October.
In addition to Hillerby and Boyd there will be no less than six Belfast boys, Mark Morris, David Rosbotham, Mark Ginley, Sean Montgomery, Padraig McCory and James Ferrin making their professional debuts on April 2. Earl will also be showcasing one of his latest British signings, former WBF Intercontinental welterweight title challenger James Todd from Swansea.
Todd, a former Team Calzaghe member, is used to fighting away from home having fought twice in America, including his unsuccessful WBF title challenge against Ugandan Mohammed Kayongo in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Having lost both his American fights Todd will be looking to get his career back on track with a good win in Belfast.
Earl will also be bringing over exciting unbeaten Light WelterweightTerry Holmes, who has impressed on his two previous outings, having outpointed both the experienced Johnny Greaves and Cassius Connor by shutout 40-36 point margins.
Fists of Fury will also feature Miami, Floridas Emmanuel (Manny) Oshunrinde, a former professional Basketball player turned boxer. Oshunrinde will be looking to secure his first UK win.
Tickets for the Graham Earl Promoted FISTS OF FURY event at the Nugent Hall, Kings Hall, Belfast on Saturday, April 2 are now on sale priced 35 (Unreserved) or 50 (Ringside) from www.tkoboxoffice.com