A quartet of boxers will be hoping to lord it over their opponents when professional boxing comes to Hatherley Manor next month.
Jason Welborn, Adam Harper, Michael Mooney and Todd Roberts are all in action at the prestigious Hartherley Manor Hotel, Cheltenham, on Friday, 24th October as part of Les Allen Promotions, in association with EJKO Promotions’, ‘Lords of the Manor’ show.
The show sees ABA National Championship Quarter Finalist and Western Counties Senior Elite ABA Champion, Adam Harper, make his professional debut.
It will be a special night for the highly-rated Tewkesbury fighter, who is looking forward to his maiden fight in the paid ranks at a venue that holds a special place in his heart.
“It will be a special night for me,” the 26 year-old told www.uko-boxing.com. “I’m really excited to be making my professional debut on a home show and for it to be at Hatherley Manor makes it all the more special.
“It’s where I first boxed on a home show as an amateur. The atmosphere was something I have never experienced before. It’s literally ten minutes from my house, so it means a lot that all my family, friends and supporters can come and watch me. I just can’t wait!”
If debutant Harper is a Lord in waiting, his Lordship on this occasion is Jason Welborn.
Light middleweight Harper will act as Chief Support to the two-time British Title Contender and two-weight Midlands Area Champion. The Rowley Regis banger, also a light middleweight, tops the bill as he looks to work his way back in to the reckoning for another shot at the prestigious Lord Lonsdale belt.
He may have lost to current British Light Middleweight Champion, Liam Smith, in July but he hopes his all-action, gutsy performance has laid down a marker for future title tilts.
“I want to keep myself ticking over and wait for my chance to come again,” the 28 year-old told www.uko-boxing.com. “I thought I did well against Liam and I’ve been pleased with my performances since stepping up to light middleweight last year.
“This is a good ‘keep busy’ fight for me and I’m looking forward to showing the fight fans in that neck of the woods what I’m all about.”
Worcester lightweight, Michael Mooney, is also in action as he looks to build on a fantastic second round TKO of previously unbeaten prospect, Sam O’Maison. The ‘Mad Man’ floored his highly-rated opponent live on Channel 5 on Saturday evening and will be hoping to put in a stately performance at the magnificent 17th Century Manor House.
25 year-old Gloucester welterweight, Todd Roberts, completes the card aiming to record a fifth professional victory and ensure he too becomes Lord of the Manor.
Tickets for Lord of the Manor, priced at £30 or £50 Ringside, are available by calling 07772 466 790.