Fireworks Night is coming early for Peterborough fight fans this year.
Promoter Robert Waterman has announced Michael Maguire will top a show at Bushfield Leisure Centre on Saturday, November 2.
Waterman hopes Maguire will be in contention for a crack at super-bantamweight honours next year if he keeps winning.
Formerly a world-class junior amateur, Maguire has relaunched his professional career this year with back-to-back wins on Waterman’s shows.
He will be matched over four rounds in Peterborough and the undercard includes unbeatens Sam Barron and Jordan Gill and the professional debuts of Kings Lynn super-middleweight Karl Tansley and Jozef Sladok.
Tansley is being trained by Garry Barron at Vic’s Gym in the city having served his amateur apprenticeship at Ferry Street ABC – and ice-hockey enforcer Sladok makes his long-awaited ring debut.
A nose injury ruled Sladok out of the big show at the East of England Showground in June and he’s set to be matched in a cruiserweight fight.
Sladok has some kick-boxing experience and as Peterborough Phantoms supporters know, he loves to fight.
“I’ve always loved fighting,” he said. “That’s why I play ice hockey.
“I must have had a fight in every match for the last six or seven years. I must have had 90 fights playing ice hockey.
“Boxing is a totally different sport, but fighting is not new to me.”
Sladok isn’t making predictions about his fighting future – “I just want to get this fight out of the way, then see what happens,” he said – but manager and promoter Waterman reckons he has potential.
Jamie Spence, a former British Masters light-welterweight champion rated one of the most exciting crowd-pleasers in the country, will also be in action and further information is available from 07990-585489.