Hull’s ‘Gentleman’ Joel In First Title Clash

Nine-fight unbeaten Joel Haigh is sure he’ll get back to winning ways when he tops the bill at the Hull City Hall on May 2.

After two draws in his last two outings, against Youssef Al Hamidi and Andy Harris, the 23-year-old faces Ibrar Riyaz for the British Masters Silver lightweight belt on home turf. And with training tips coming from local star Tommy Coyle; ‘Gentleman’ Joel is promising an improved performance.

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Hull Prospect Charlie Payton Inspired By ‘Boom Boom’

It’s a great time to be turning pro if you’re a fighter from Hull. With IBF International champion Tommy Coyle and Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell both hailing from the city, young Charlie Payton doesn’t need to look far for inspiration.

The 22-year-old gets his second pro outing at Hull’s City Hall on May 2, on a show streamed live and free on VIPBOXING.TV. And the former double ABA champion is desperate to impress again after dropping wily veteran Kristian Laight on route to a February debut points victory.

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