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The Wright Stuff On Fight Skool

14.02.05 - Fight Skool student Nigel Wright is aiming to be the first graduate on the new series when he challenges the English Light-Welterweight Champion Young Muttley for his title on Friday 11March at the Doncaster Dome.. Wright, 25, excelled as an amateur winning two senior ABA titles and representing England before turning professional under Frank Warren's Sports Network banner and is now looking forward to his first exam in the professional ranks.

The hard-hitting Hartlepool talent has a double incentive against Muttley. Not only is the English title up for grabs but the fight is also sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control as an eliminator for the British belt current held by Bradford's Junior Witter.

"It's great to hear that the fight will also be an eliminator for the British title but the one I want first is the English crown and I don't want to look too far ahead as mistakes can happen," Said Wright.

"I'm delighted to headline Fight Skool which is ideal for young fighters to showcase their talents and I have the perfect opportunity to show just what I can do,"

Muttley, from West Bromwich, is no pushover and will give Wright a tough test.

The 27-year-old has won the Midlands Area, English and WBF Intercontinental titles in his 17-fight career with only one loss and 11 knockouts

Wright added, "Muttley is a dangerous fighter but I am confident in my own talent to beat him on the night. He's tough but I believe that I can wear him down and will be looking to stop him from the sixth round onwards,"

Doncaster's Jason Rushton features as chief-support on the show when he challenges Harlepool's Lee Armstrong for the Vacant Central Area Light-Middleweight title against.

Fight Skool will also feature the exciting KO king from Leicester Martin Concepcion and the highly anticipated professional debut of Nottingham super-middleweight Ricardo Samms.

Completing the card is Doncaster's Steffy Bull and Dean Cockburn.

Fight Skool is broadcast exclusively on Sky Sports.

Tickets for Fight Skool, priced at 75, 50 and 30, are available from the Sports Network Box Office on 01992 550 888

Article posted on 14.02.2005



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