News: Appleby vs. Lindsay; Gleason's Gym; Gábor Veto

Tickets for the intriguing March 7 British featherweight title showdown between Paul Appleby and Martin Lindsay are now available to buy from the Ulster Hall Box Office. Tickets priced at £30 and £70 can be purchased directly by calling 02890 334 455. Leading featherweights Appleby and Lindsay top the bill on March 7 at the Ulster Hall in Belfast with the coveted Lonsdale title at stake..

Both 13-0 as budding professionals, champion Appleby is the current Boxing Writers’ ‘Young Boxer of the Year’, while Belfast-born challenger Lindsay scored the ‘Knockout of 2008’ in his eliminator bout with Derry Mathews last September.

Already earmarked as one of the most exciting domestic bouts of 2009, Appleby vs. Lindsay is a 50/50 affair that promises to produce plenty of fireworks.

“These two kids are the best young featherweights in Britain right now and they’re gearing up to put it on the line against each other,” explains Hayemaker Head of Boxing Dave Coldwell.

“Both boxers are taking a risk here and are taking the kind of fight that a lot of other young up-and-coming fighters might shy away from. Credit to both for delivering a genuinely competitive domestic fight. They’re both meeting at the right time in their respective careers and British boxing benefits as a result.”

To purchase tickets to HAYEMAKER 5: ‘Appleby vs. Lindsay’, please contact the Ulster Hall Box Office on 02890 334 455.

Gábor Vető, Hungarian Prospect Signed By Optimum Sports Agency!

NEW YORK, USA (14.01.2009) -- Hungarian Gábor Vető is a gifted young boxer and star in the making. He has been a member of the Hungarian national amateur team and will be making his pro-debut in February 2009.

Gábor Vető has waged a very successful amateur career having fought in many EABA tournaments in several countries clocking up more than 70 amateur fights. His highlights include competing at the 2007 Junior European Championships in Sombor, Serbia and at the 2008 European Union Championships in Cetniewo, Poland. Each time in the Featherweight division.

When Gábor turns professional, an equally successful pro-career is anticipated. He will be trained for his US-fights by Mark Breland, the 1984 Olympic Champion and 2 time World Champion at the world famous Gleason's gym in Brooklyn New York.

Under the careful guidance of his manager, Oliver Dütschler, Gábor s career has been mapped out. He will be campaigning in the US with the support of Optimum Sports Agency and also around the world. His sights are firmly set on challenging for the IBF World Youth Title in his hometown Varpalota, Hungary in the summer of 2010.

Gleason's gym re-enters the world of Professional Boxing Promotions on February 3rd

NEW YORK (13 Jan 2009) - Gleason’s gym re-enters the world of Professional Boxing Promotions on February 3rd at the Masonic Temple in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York. after a 20 year hiatus.

The celebrated boxing gym located under the Brooklyn bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, has not been an active player in professional boxing promotions since 1989,when such notable fighters as Riddick Bowe fought on its shows.

Gleason’s Gym is America’s oldest and largest active boxing gym, opening its doors in 1937 at its original location in the South Bronx.

131 world champions later and Gleason’s has decided to throw its hat back into the ring of Professional Boxing Promotions, Gleason’s goal is to create a strong grass roots foundation of boxing promotions in NY.

Gleason’s Gym, Inc. will promote it’s “Tuesday Night Fights” on the first Tuesday of each month at the Masonic Temple, with the first bout commencing at 7.30pm.

The series will begin on Tuesday February 3rd with a very strong card headlined by Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion vs Kermin Guardia, both former world titlists battling over 8 rounds.

Also the undefeated ‘Prince of Egypt” Ahmed Samir will take on the tough New Yorker Jerry Spiegel, and the undercard will feature a lot of local talent from the NY area, the show will also feature the professional debut of Keisher “Fire” Mcleod-Wells the former 2x World Amateur Champion.

Bruce Silverglade, the owner of Gleason’s Gym says “I am very excited to get back involved with promotions. I want to make Gleason’s Gym “a one stop shopping gym” for boxing people.” He explains “The fighter can train here with some of the best trainers in the world. We will assist the amateurs with a membership discount and arrange for them to compete on our monthly amateur shows. Once they determine to turn professional, we will introduce them to reliable management and promotional groups and finally give them a place to start their careers on our monthly professional shows.”

Article posted on 16.01.2009

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