IN their second outing as professional boxing promoters, brothers Mark and Tony Neilson bring their Neilson Boxing event to a new venue in Swindon in their first show of 2017.
In the first professional boxing event to take place at the PlayFootball Area in Bramble Road, Mark said: “This is a fantastic new venue and the management team have worked really hard with us to get the necessary permission to put the show on here, we’re excited about bringing future events here as well”.
After previously working behind the scenes with other established promoters, 2016 saw the Neilson brothers bring the WBC Female Silver title to Swindon which was won by the popular Kelly Morgan. Kelly is now chasing a full WBC World Title and is training and in training camp awaiting a date for her big challenge.
Their next event – The Homecoming – which is taking place over the Easter weekend on Saturday, April 15, will be headlined by No 5 ranked British welterweight Tamuka ‘Too Much’ Mucha.
Tamuka, who lives in Reading but has family ties in Swindon, hopes to extend his unbeaten run to 17-0 in a competitive eight-rounder but has to overcome the 6ft tall Rob Hunt, himself with 24 wins to his name.
Tamuka said: “Swindon is like a second home to me as my mum lives here, and I’ve already won here four times so hopefully I can do the same again.
“I’m also looking to move here myself so hopefully can build a fan base and hopefully fight for titles in front of the great Swindon boxing crowd”.
The co-main event will be the experienced Danny Butler (26-6), a former English champion and IBO and WBO European title challenger. Danny hopes that his move to Middleweight will bring him further success and see him challenge for the British Title later in the year.
In a stacked undercard, exciting Gloucester prospect, Riiddy Ennis-Brown, known as Riiddy Riival to his growing fan base, will face a tough Eastern European over six rounds as he works towards a shot at the English Title, hopefully in his next outing.
Riiddy said: “I’ve been getting some great sparring – a couple of weeks ago I did some decent rounds with current IBF and WBA World Champion Ricky Burns and held my own so hopefully I can keep performing and moving up the rankings.”
Other supporting bouts full of undefeated prospects included Wayne Ingram (2-0), Kane Stewart (5-0), Jake Toogood (1-0), Ryan Wheeler (7-0-1) and the debut of Alex Florence.
The show will be opened by current schoolboy national champions Drew Hunt and Karum Aujla along with three other fighters from the Horseshoe Amateur Boxing Club in Swindon.
Tickets are available priced at £10-£60 from any of the boxers, via www.neilsonboxing.co.uk or the ticket hotline 01793 833468.