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Hatton And Khan Ringside For VIP Wigan Show



With boxing superstars Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan both set to be ringside, VIP Promotions head Steve Wood is promising an entertaining evening of boxing at the Robin Park Centre in Wigan on December 14.

The 11-fight card, a co-promotion between VIP and Hatton Promotions, will be streamed live on VIPBOXING.TV and features a number of talented young fighters all looking to follow in the footsteps of their famous family members.

Appearing on the show will be Amir Khan’s brother Haroon, Tyson Fury’s cousin Dempsey, as well as James Metcalf – the son of former WBU ‘world’ champ Shea Neary.

Haroon will be having his fourth pro outing. The former Commonwealth Games bronze medalist has looked impressive since turning over this year and will want to continue his unbeaten run in front of brother ‘King Khan’.

After making a winning debut in September, super-middleweight prospect Dempsey gets his second paid assignment, while ‘Kid Shamrock’ Metcalf will hope to make it four-from-four when he takes on experienced former British title challenger Max Maxwell.

“We’ll have some famous names inside and outside of the ring on the night,” said Wood, “and the fans will get a really good evening of boxing. Haroon appeared on the last VIP show in Blackpool, he’s looking very good and it’s great that Amir will be there to support him.

“If Dempsey can fight anything like Tyson or Hughie Fury then there’ll be fireworks, and James Metcalf has some big boots to fill but he’s an exciting fighter and gets a very good early career test in Max Maxwell.

“I’m also excited by the return of former British bantamweight champion Gary Davies who is back and looking to get straight into title contention. We have Warren Tansey appearing who was in good form before his long lay-off, and English cruiserweight champion Matty Askin is always in a good fight.

“This will be cracking show and hopefully fight fans from all over the North West will come along to support their local boxers. If fans aren’t able to get tickets then they can also log on to VIPBOXING.TV to watch live and free.”

VIP Promotions presents a top evening of boxing at the Robin Park Centre in Wigan on December 14 featuring Bolton’s Haroon Khan; Lancaster’s Dempsey Fury; Liverpool’s James Metcalf, Ryan Vaughan, Steven Lewis Adam Ismail and Phil Smith; St Helens’ Gary Davies; Middleton’s Warren Tansey and Liam Taylor, and Blackpool’s Matty Askin.

Tickets, priced at £30 (General) and £60 (Ringside), are available from all boxers or at http://www.vipbe.co.uk

The show will be streamed live and free on VIPBOXING.TV