Rhys Pagan to compete for first title
After confirming their first card of the year, Prospect Boxing are pleased to confirm that Light Middleweight Rhys Pagan will be competing for his first professional title on the February 28th show.
With a near perfect 7-1 record, Sanquhar based Pagan takes on tough Bulgarian Valentin Stoychev for the International Masters Light Middleweight Bronze title, in a Eight round contest.
With his first shot at a title since turning professional 2012, Pagan had a mixed year in 2013, picking up three wins and his first loss to the unbeaten Robert Dixon however promoter Paul Graham feels that the loss benefit the fighter in the long run.
“The loss to Dixon was a close one and it came after a good win over another undefeated fighter in Sam Omidi, so It didn’t raise too much concern for me or his Team. After the fight we sat down and looked at what improvements could have been made, and in his next fight with Chris Jenkinson I could see he had worked on what had been discussed.
He added “Rhys is a model professional, and I only wish I could install his values in all my fighters! He trains everyday and just wants to fight as regularly as he can and I do believe we haven’t seen the best of him yet.
“He has been with me for a few years now and I am not just seeing progress in him, but I am seeing clear progress every time he steps through the ropes, and you have to remember he’s only 20 years old – so still has a lot of time on his side.
“Lock Stock and Twelve Smoking Fights” which takes place at the Ravenscraig Sports Facility on Friday February 28th 2014.
Headlined by Rhys Pagan, the show will also see the professional débuts of Lee Gallagher, Shaun McShane, JP McGuinness, Ryan Love and Shayan Rahmat. Returning to action is Iain Butcher, Scott Edgar, George Thomson and Billy Campbell.
David Drummond, Michael McGurk and Matthew McAllister also feature on the card, while the line up is completed by former Commonwealth title challenger Mitch Prince completes the line up.
Tickets are priced at £30 and £40 and available from the fighters directly or by calling 01698 338 888 where Credit/ Debit Cards are accepted. Further details on @ProspectBoxing on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/ProspectBoxing