CHRIS ASTON believes the Huddersfield quartet of Tyrone Nurse, Eugene Heagney, Jason Thompson and Alistair ‘Burt’ Warren will relish the chance to fight in front of their home fans when professional boxing returns to the town in a fortnight.
The Sky cameras will be at the Sports Centre for the first time since 2005 on Saturday, October 31, to capture 19-year-old prospect Nurse’s bid to stretch his 100% record into double figures.
While lightweight Nurse’s opponent has yet to be confirmed, super-bantamweight Heagney, 26, who has headed over to Dublin for half of his 10 previous bouts, will take on Birmingham’s Anthony Hanna.
Lightweight Thompson, 27, will meet Sheffield’s Jason Carr while middleweight Warren, 22, faces experienced Matt Scriven.
There will also be a pro debut for Leeds-based lightweight Josh Warrington, who turned heads as an amateur, while Ashton’s Jon Kays will be well supported as he fights Chesterfield’s Craig Johnson for the vacant British Masters super-featherweight title.
“The show is coming together nicely, and the lads are all looking forward to fighting here in Huddersfield,” said trainer Aston, whose gym is at Linthwaite.
“They’ve all been taking decent levels of support to their various bouts, and this is a chance for the town to unite behind the four of them as they try to advance their careers.”
For ticket details, ring Nurse on 07887 542995, Heagney on 07554 364103, Thompson on 07960 424867 or Warren on 07886 619158.