New pro Crowcroft ‘best in the country’

SIGNING ON: Scawthorpe fighter Luke Crowcroft (centre) puts pen to paper as a pro with Stefy Bull (left) and Dave Hulley (right). Picture: Trevor Price.
SIGNING ON: Scawthorpe fighter Luke Crowcroft (centre) puts pen to paper as a pro with Stefy Bull (left) and Dave Hulley (right). Picture: Trevor Price.

STEFY Bull insists he has the best prospect in the country on his books after landing the signature of former Junior ABA champion Luke Crowcroft.

Scawthorpe fighter Crowcroft fulfilled a long-held ambition by signing professional forms on his 18th birthday last week.

And he is likely to be the youngest active professional in the country when he makes his debut on September 1 in a Doncaster derby with Bessacarr’s James Tucker.

Bull – who will train Crowcroft alongside Dave Hulley as well as promote and manage him – cannot wait to see the youngster in action.

He told the Free Press: “Luke’s as exciting as they come and I’m certain he’s going to be a star.

“I truly believe I’ve got the best prospect at super middleweight if not at any weight in the country right now.

“He’s built for professional boxing, I don’t envisage any teething problems with Luke.

“He’s built like a grown man, he’s as strong as a grown man.

“It’s exciting to have a lad like that to promote because his style will put bums on seats.”

Bull admits he has taken something of a gamble by pitting Crowcroft against Tucker on his debut but is backing his new protege to come through.

He said: “I’ve made a fight people will get excited about and that’s my job as a promoter.

“But I’m also confident I’m doing my job as a manager by not throwing Luke in out of his depth.

“James Tucker will be determined to steal the spotlight by knocking a highly rated kid off and he’s done well in there with some great fighters recently.

“But I know Luke will get in there, be part of a great fight and have his hand raised at the end.”

Crowcroft won the Junior ABA championship last year and is a two time National Clubs for Young People champion.