CHRIS ASTON is looking for a show of strength from Tyrone Nurse when the Huddersfield boxer goes into the ring for the seventh time a week on Friday.
The 19-year-old with the 100% professional record faces a tough opponent in Londoner Johnny Greaves on a Sky Sports televised bill at Leigh.
But trainer Aston believes it’s the perfect opportunity for lightweight Nurse to underline his growing reputation.
Aston got a close-up look at Greaves when another of his fighters, Dewsbury-based Gary Sykes, beat the 30-year-old in a warm-up for his British super-featherweight title eliminator against Manchester’s Anthony Crolla in London on May 22.
Sykes, 25, made it 11 wins from 11 by out-pointing Greaves over four rounds at Bolton eight days ago.
But Aston warned: "Greaves is no pushover. He’s a tricky southpaw and he’s tough but clever with it.
"Any opponent is to be respected, but at the stage Tyrone’s at now, I’d expect him to win. Looking at him in the gym, he seems go have stepped up a level, and I want him to prove that in this fight."
While Nurse gears up for Greaves, Aston is happy to wait to fix up a second bout for another lightweight, Jason Thompson.
The 26-year-old former Rawthorpe ABC fighter scored a draw over four rounds in his debut clash with Sheffield’s Jason Carr in the steel city.
"There’s no doubting Jason’s strength, both physical and mental, he’s good when it comes to training and he’s learning a lot by sparring with the other lads in the gym, said Aston. "For the time being, we’ll leave it at that."
For Leigh ticket details, ring Aston on 07917 881114 or Nurse on 07904 743531.