22nd Jan, 2019

Joe ready to fight British No 1

Craig Gibbons 13th Jun, 2018

RISING star Joe Doyle will be aiming to make it a Father’s Day to remember for his dad and trainer Jayson when he meets the British number one in a high quality tournament being held in Worcester on Sunday.

Blessed Edward Oldcorne pupil Joe, who was recently selected for the England Talent Programme, will be part of the Central All Stars squad which will be boxing against a Great Britain Select team in front of an anticipated 600-strong crowd at Bishop Perowne School.

In an elite level contest, the 15-year-old will be going toe-to-toe with Scottish national champion and Tri-Nations gold medallist Lennon Mulligan, who is travelling down from Glasgow to take on ‘The Golden Boy’.

Meanwhile another father hoping their offspring impresses will be former light-welterweight world champion Ricky Hatton whose son Campbell will be among the GB Select boxers.

“It’s going to be a fantastic event with some of the best young boxers in Britain on show,” said Jayson.

“Joe is relishing the prospect of taking on a boxer who is ranked as the British number one but also having the opportunity to fight in his home county on an outstanding card and in front of a local crowd for the first time in three years.

“He is definitely up for it, in excellent shape and perfectly prepared having spent last weekend in Essex on an England training camp, where he was able to do some top level sparring in preparation for this fight.”

There are still a limited number of tickets available for Sunday.

Call 07986 969891 for details.

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