Ice cool trio

READY TO GO: Boxers (l-r) Matty Brierley, Daniel Slaney and Arron Boyce. 'Picture: Gary Barton.
READY TO GO: Boxers (l-r) Matty Brierley, Daniel Slaney and Arron Boyce. 'Picture: Gary Barton.

THIS trio of fighters are hoping their fledgling careers will not be put on ice when they compete at a skating rink next week, writes Liam Beardsley.

Daniel Slaney is looking to maintain the 100 per cent start to his professional career at Ice Sheffield next Friday night.

And he will be joined on the bill by debutants Matthew Brierley and Aaron Boyce.

Harworth light heavyweight Slaney is looking to make it five wins out of five in his Doncaster derby against Bessacarr’s tough James Tucker.

The 27-year-old will be back in the ring for the first time since May and is confident of continuing his unbeaten start.

He said: “I’m really champing at the bit to get in there.

“I was originally due to fight in June but I was ill a week prior to the fight so had to pull out.

“I’ve been a pro for a year now and it’s been a successful year – four wins out of four.

“The main aim for now is to keep it up and keep my ‘0’ intact.

“Pioneer promotions have six shows pencilled in this year and hopefully I’ll be appearing on all of them.

“The only job you start at the top is digging a hole – I just want to keep winning and learning in good fights.

“That way, next year I’ll be 10-0 and firmly in contention for a title shot.”

Slaney’s fellow Harworth fighter Brierley will be hoping to carry his success as an amateur into the pro ranks.

And he cannot wait to get going.

“I’m excited and feeling fit and sharp,” Brierley said.

“I’ve been training for three months and just can’t wait to put what I’ve been doing in the gym into practice.

“I don’t know who I’m fighting yet but the plan is to just stick to my boxing, work the opponent out and see what works.”

Conisbrough cruiserweight Aaron Boyce is back in love with the sport after becoming disillusioned with the amateur game.

Trainer Steve Slaney said: “Arron’s been training hard and is looking in great physical shape for this fight.

“He had a break from the sport and decided that he wanted to turn professional and he’s looking fit and ready.”

Boyce will meet the rough and ready Junior Millar in his debut.

Also on the card is Armthorpe light middleweight Jason Ball, making the first defence of his Central Area crown against the unbeaten Sam Sheedy.

Ball lost to Sheedy in his last bout and will be hoping for a change in fortune with the gold on the line.

Sheffield based promoter and manager Glyn Rhodes is behind the Rumble In The Rink card at the Ice Sheffield venue.

Tickets are available by calling 07749314341.