Sell-out crowd expected at Kellingley


Knottingley’s SYD Ringside Boxing Club stages its first tournament of 2014 at Kellingley Social Club this Saturday.

It will feature 18 bouts, with top boxing clubs from around the United Kingdom travelling to Knottingley to take part.

SYD Ringside will have six boxers on the bill.

SYD’s Billy Baker, 11, of Eggborough, faces a stern test against Danny Morrell from Doncaster.

It will be Billy’s seventh contest and ity promises to be a cracking opening fight between two youngsters who do not take a backward step.

Castleford’s Josh Whittaker, also 11, who has improcved rapidly, will take part in his ninth contest against Dylan Templeman from Hull.

SYD’S Jim Varney, who travels to Knottingley three times a week from his home in Scunthorpe to train, faces Jack Dury from Hull.

Casey Ponsonby, 12, from Knottingley, makes his comeback after a 14-month lay-off from the ring when he takes on George Martin from Newcastle’s Birtley Club.

Ponsonby has been back in the gym two months and looks in great shape.

Pontefract’s Kurt Jackson, 12, is probably SYD Ringside’s best prospect in their eight-year existence.

He fights Liverpool’s Harry Kinsella who has lost only twice in 11 fights.

Jackson will be taking part in his twelth fight and he his improving with every bout. He enters the Schoolboy National Championships the following week.

SYD’S Sam Brown, 17, who has joined the club from Hull, will face Courtney Catterson from York.

Sam is an all action fighter and she has come on leaps and bounds. She has been sparring with top local fighter Popi Burton.

SYD are expecting a sell out crowd on Saturday with clubs from Newcastle, Hartlepool,Liverpool and Telford sending fighters. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets are available from Kellingley club or pay on the door.