CHRIS ASTON believes Huddersfield boxers Burt Warren and Jason McCalmon have the ability to make title challenges over the next 12 months.
The duo are both in action at the Sports Centre tomorrow night, when stablemate Tyrone Nurse aims to extend his 100% record to 18 fights.
Nurse, the British Masters light-welterweight champion, takes on Skegness star Ben Lawlor on a show headed by British super-featherweight champion Gary Sykes.
While Sykes faces Bulgarian Valentin Stoychev ahead of his title defence against Gary Buckland in Sheffield on September 24, Warren meets steel city fighter Dean Walker.
Fellow super-middleweight McCalmon, who has won four out of four so far, goes toe to toe with Ashington’s Ian Turnbull.
Warren, who has won useful sponsorship from employers Bon Marche, has suffered just one defeat, in his WBC youth world title clash with Hugo Kasperski in Geneva last November.
French fighter Kasperski has impressed since, and trainer Aston believes that in the long term, Warren will benefit from the experience gained in Switzerland.
“Burt has a great attitude to boxing,” said Aston.
“He gets his head down and gets on with it, and tomorrow’s bout is another chance to get firmly back on track.
“The Swiss fight showed him the kind of level he needs to get to, and I believe he’ll do it.”
Warren, who has seven wins and a draw alongside that one loss, is seeking a second win over Walker, having defeated him on points at the Sports Centre nine months ago.
Turnbull impressed as an amateur, and Aston said: “We’re looking for a good professional performance from Jason, and like Burt, I firmly believe he has what’s needed to challenge for an area or Masters title.”
Tomorrow’s after-show party at the Barking Spider will feature big-screen coverage of the Amir Khan fight.