Pride Park will host Trinity promotion

Trinity boxers Russ Henshaw (left) and Jamie Williams are pictured at Pride Park, where the club will host a dinner-boxing event in November.
Trinity boxers Russ Henshaw (left) and Jamie Williams are pictured at Pride Park, where the club will host a dinner-boxing event in November.

Trinity Boxing Club will start the new season with a big promotion at Derby’s Pride Park Stadium in November.

The dinner-boxing event at the home of Derby County Football Club will feature Trinity’s outstanding talent against top opposition from around the country.

The promotion, entitled ‘Night of the Champions’, will feature the club’s top performers.

Trinity produced eight Derbyshire ABA champions in the last season and all will be in action in what is a much-anticipated show.

Club captain Russ Henshaw, already a novice national champion, will get the chance to avenge his Midland Counties ABA defeat against England international and elite ABA champion Simon Barclay of Northampton, whilst Derbyshire ABA bantamweight challenge belt holder Jamie Williams will make a defence of his belt.

Also in action making challenges for Derbyshire belts will be Jamie Chatburn at light heavyweight and Kyle Hughes at middleweight, while Derbyshire super heavyweight champion Jake Harrison will also be in action.

Tickets for this event are now on sale, but demand is so popular that over half of the 25 tables have already been snapped up.

To avoid disappointment and reserve a ticket contact Scott Rafferty on 079 5656 55 82 or email scottrafferty@live.co.uk .

Tickets are £40 each or £400 per table of ten. The price includes a three-course meal plus ten bouts of top quality boxing action and an auction.

l Trinity junior star Haydon Clarke as been rewarded with the club’s Boxer of the Month award for April after a busy few weeks saw him achieve new heights.

Clarke, 16, took the Derbyshire junior ABA title in March and would go on to make emphatic progress in his Midland Counties semi-final before dropping a close decision in the Midland final.

But this didn’t stop him wanting to make progress and while many would of been licking their wounds, Clarke bounced straight back to action and was a convincing winner in his following bout in Buxton.

Clarke has also made progress in the Derbyshire ABA ranks and has gained a coveted spot amongst the elite in the county by being added to the elite junior squad for the forthcoming season.

Trinity coach Scott Rafferty said: “Haydon is a very exciting prospect and is making great progress, but he has also displayed a great attitude, being determined to learn from his experiences and put it into action.

“This is a very impressive attitude and one I am sure will bring more success.”