Tickets selling fast for tenth boxing tournament

SYD Ringside boxer Poppi Burton will be aiming to win another national schoolgirl title when she takes on Biristol's Millie Warren on November 26.
SYD Ringside boxer Poppi Burton will be aiming to win another national schoolgirl title when she takes on Biristol's Millie Warren on November 26.

KNOTTINGLEY’S SYD Ringside amateur boxing club stages its tenth tournament in five years at Kellingley Club on Friday, December 2.

It promises to be an action-packed bill.

There will be 15 fights including bouts involving Castleford’s Josh Milner and Knottingley’s Sam McLean.

Airedale High School pupil Milner will aim to retain his unbeaten record in his 13th contest in two years.

McLean faces a tough contest against Doncaster’s Kane Crossley who is a year older and has won 13 of his 18 fights.

Knottingley High School pupil McLean is set to have a warm up fight in Worcester on November 26 against Midlands champion Trent Smith.

Tickets are now on sale for the tournament at Kellingley Club on Marine Villa Road, Knottingley.

Only 250 tickets are available and 50 have already been sold. Tickets are available from club trainers Pedro Carragher and Steve Heale.

There will be no admittance on the door. Organisers are looking for sponsorship for the tournament.

SYD Ringside boxer Poppi Burton, from Knottingley, will be aiming to win another national schoolgirl title when she takes on Bristol’s Millie Warren on November 26 on the same bill as McLean.

The bout is a warm up for next month’s national championships and is a rematch of the 2009 title bout which Burton won in a hard battle.