A superb night of championship boxing in store at Paisley’s Lagoon Leisure Centre. Local lad Kris Carslaw (pictured in the black and gold shorts) shares top billing with Inverness heavyweight Gary Cornish, with an impressive Saltire Promotions undercard to get the crowd in the mood for the two-fight finale.
Paisley’s Kris Carslaw and Edinburgh’s John Thain enter the ring in the knowledge the winner will get a shot at the British light-middleweight title. Carslaw goes into his fight in confident mood with two consecutive wins to his name against Max Maxwell and Dan Blackwell. Meanwhile 26-year-old Thain, for the first time in his professional career has to go into a fight off the back of a defeat – a points loss to Ronnie Heffron in Liverpool back in March. A passionate home crowd could just give Carslaw the edge he needs to secure a win and a tilt at the British title.
There’s also a British heavyweight fight between unbeaten Inverness heavyweight Gary Cornish and Larry ‘the war machine’ Olubamiwo after Ian Lewison was forced to pull out earlier this week.
The head undercard bout will see Scottish welter Craig Kelly vs Aberdeen-based Marek Laskowski for the British Masters gold title. After his winning streak came to an end recently at the hands English journeyman William Warbutton, Kelly will be aiming to get back on track. In a separate bout another Aberdeen boxer will feature as unbeaten welterweight Matt McAllister makes his return after injury against Kevin McCauley.
Several unbeaten young talents make up the rest of the card as they look to continue their promising careers, including two Stirling boxers in the shape of George and James Thomson.
Saltire Boxing’s Colin Bellshaw has commented in the lead up to the event: “This is a tremendous card for a small hall show. We’ve not got television support so I hope everyone can get behind us and help make it a great evening. We’ve got three ten round fights headlining and I think any one of them is good enough to top the bill. We’ve put a lot into this and we really are relying on boxing fans parting with their hard-earned cash and coming out and supporting the show.”
Doors open 6pm, first bout at 7pm. Tickets in advance, unreserved tiered seats at £40, available on 0141 810 5700. Some £40 tickets will also available on the door on the evening. Stand by for an explosive night of Saltire Promotions boxing action!