Former British middleweight champion Nick Blackwell to raise money for nurses who supported him during his coma at Kelly Morgan’s title fight next month

FORMER British middleweight champion Nick Blackwell will be the guest of honour at Kelly Morgan’s WBC Silver title fight in Swindon next month.

The 25-year-old, who recently lost his Lonsdale belt to Chris Eubank JR, retired from boxing after his bout in March left him in an induced coma following a bleed on the skull.

The Trowbridge fighter, who was due to be at David Haye’s latest contest on Saturday night after the former world heavyweight champion raised £50,000 for him, will be appearing the Grange Drive Leisure Centre looking to raise money for the nurses who helped get him back on his feet.

Having boxed on the Neilsons’ white collar shows before both parties went professional, Blackwell will be auctioning off some signed memorabilia on June 10.

“We do have a special guest coming on the evening, who is close to us as family,” said Neilson Boxing’s Antony Neilson.

“Back in the day he was part of our previous shows years ago and it great to announce that we have got Nick Blackwell coming on the evening to show his support.

“Everyone knows that recently he fought Eubank Jr and had an unfortunate end to his fight and he decided to retire from boxing.

“One of the things that he has decided to do is sign some memorabilia bring it to the show and auction it off on the evening and donate that money to the nurses that helped him through his trauma.

“He was just so gobsmacked by their support.”

The New Beginning show, which is Neilson Boxing’s first foray into the professional arena, will be headlined by Morgan’s WBC bout against Ghanaian Gifty Ankrah, while stablemate Ryan Martin is the chief support at the Stratton St Margaret venue, facing Arvydas Trizno.

“It is cracking venue,” said Mark Neilson. “I’m sure that we will sell it out and we’ll raise the roof and there will be a cracking atmosphere.

“Headlining we have got our own Kelly Morgan, who is hopefully having a massive year this year, and she is challenging for the WBC female Silver middleweight championship over 10 two minute rounds.

“She is currently ranked six in the world by the WBC after only three fights and she faces Gifty Ankrah, who is currently ranked seven.

“It is a tough fight, but she is training really well and camp is going really well.

“The chief support will be the undefeated ex-amaetur star Ryan Martin, he faces Arvydas Trizno.

“Ryan hasn’t fought since October for a number of reasons and is anxious to get back in action against a tough and durable opponent.”

Also on the show is unbeaten super-lightweight Akeem ‘Riiddy’ Ennis Brown, Gloucester veteran Andy Harris, former white-collar light-heavyweight fighter Ross Alexander and Plymouth’s Des Newton, who is making his debut in the lightweight division.

Tickets for the show are available from www.neilsonboxing.co.uk.

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Neilson’s proud as punch to stage WBC title fight

Neilson brothers Mark and Tony are bursting with pride at the prospect of staging a WBC title fight in their first ever show as professional boxing promoters.

June 10th will mark their duo’s first professional show with Swindon’s Kelly Morgan topping the bill as she fights for the WBC silver middleweight title.

The show, named New Beginning, will also feature exciting Swindon welterweight Ryan Martin along with an undercard full of boxers from the South West region.

Click on the video below to watch Mark and Tony Neilson’s interview with Your Sport Swindon’s Steve Butt.

Grange Leisure Centre is the venue for this Neilson Boxing show and tickets are now on sale.

Tickets cost £35 standard and £60 VIP/ringside.

To purchase your tickets visit the box office via this link www.iboxingtickets.co.uk or call 01793 833 468.

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Neilson’s proud as punch to stage WBC title fight

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Neilson brothers Mark and Tony are bursting with pride at the prospect of staging a WBC title fight in their first ever show as professional boxing promoters.

June 10th will mark their duo’s first professional show with Swindon’s Kelly Morgan topping the bill as she fights for the WBC silver middleweight title.

The show, named New Beginning, will also feature exciting Swindon welterweight Ryan Martin along with an undercard full of boxers from the South West region.

Click on the video below to watch Mark and Tony Neilson’s interview with Your Sport Swindon’s Steve Butt.

Grange Leisure Centre is the venue for this Neilson Boxing show and tickets are now on sale.

Tickets cost £35 standard and £60 VIP/ringside.

To purchase your tickets visit the box office via this link www.iboxingtickets.co.uk or call 01793 833 468.

Former boxer Eddie Neilson and his sons are set to stage first pro show

AT the grand old age of 65, Eddie Neilson is planning to make his return to professional boxing.

However, this time, the former heavyweight fighter, who faced former world champion Frank Bruno and world title-challenger Joe Bugner in the early 1980s, will be working behind the scenes with his two sons Mark and Tony as they get ready to stage their first professional show.

Under the promotional banner of Neilson Boxing, the two brothers from Swindon made their name in the squared circle by staging some of the town’s biggest white collar shows.

Mark and Tony walked away from the unlicensed scene in December 2014.

The brothers, who have spent time working with Keith Mayo’s KM Promotions, will now stage their first professional show in June, with Kelly Morgan finally getting her chance to fight for the WBC Silver middleweight title against Gifty Ankrah after the original bout in March was cancelled.

“Dad has been pushing us for quite a while to be involved in the professional game. He is an ex-pro and still loves it,” said Mark.

“He has been pushing us. He said: ‘come on boys, you need to get into the pro game. They need you and you need them’.

“He is really pleased and glad to be involved, and will be sat at ringside watching the big fights.

“We are looking at maybe a small hall venue, with five or six fights, and packed to the rafters for the first show.

“We have agreed for Kelly Morgan to fight for the WBC Silver title in a 10-rounder.

“Ryan Martin will be in a six-rounder. Also on the bill will be Danny Bharj, Gloucester’s (Akeem) Riiddy Ennis-Brown and Andy Harris; and Jack Budge, who trains out of the Sanigar’s Gym in Bristol.

“We have got two dates pencilled in for the mid-to-end of June. The Plan B is already confirmed, so we know that we have got a show on. We are just waiting for the nod on the other venue.”

The Neilson brothers say the idea, at first, will be to stage two or three small hall shows locally and one larger show in hopes of expanding further into Wiltshire and beyond.

And now they have got their heads around the extra rules and regulations that come with licensed shows.

Tony said: “We are not sure where we are going to end up. We are going to take it one step at a time.

“We did that with the unlicensed white collar boxing; started small and ended up with more than 2,000 people at the Oasis.

“We are going to start small give people locally the opportunity and expand that out to different areas as we grow and see where that ends.

“We are not afraid to go as big as we can. We are in the sport because we love it.”

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