Dome fight night proves knockout draw

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DONCASTER’S all action heroes have proved a box office smash ahead of fight night at the Dome tonight.

The blockbuster show, which will feature five of the town’s hottest young boxing talents, is a complete sell out – the first time for a Dome boxing bill since 2005.

And Stefy Bull – who manages boxers in all seven scheduled fights – is predicting the show will be a smash hit.

He said: “It’s going to be a brilliant night and the atmosphere will be fantastic.

“All the lads have sold loads of tickets, way more than we expected, and they’ll be keen to put on a show.”

The card is filled with drama and intrigue, particularly when it comes to Connor Nixon and Stuart Brookes.

Former England international amateur Nixon makes his professional debut and comes into the bout with Delroy Spencer with a lot of expectation on his shoulders.

Unbeaten Mexborough middleweight Brookes – set to meet Steve Spence – has not fought since early 2008 when his brother and fellow fighter Scott died after being hit by car.

Bull said: “It’s been a difficult few years for Stuart because of what he’s been through.

“But since he’s come into the gym, he’s been fantastic and I don’t think it will take him long to start looking like he was before he finished.”

Also on the bill is Dunscroft’s Gavin McDonnell – twin brother of European bantamweight king Jamie – who is set to meet Ryan McNicol.

Bull said: “Gavin is on the verge of getting in there for titles.

“He’s fed up of the comparisons with Jamie and he’s definitely got the ability to stand alone.”

Welterweight pair Charlie Thompson and Tommy Coward of Stainforth and Swinton respectively complete the local line-up.

Thompson once again faces Bheki Moyo who he impressively out-pointed earlier this year while Coward goes against Liam Griffiths.

Barnsley’s Andy Townend and Kent lightweight Adam Dingsdale – both managed by Bull – are also on the bill.