BOXING promoter Paul Graham is expecting plenty of fireworks this Friday when Wishaw hosts its latest professional boxing show.
Some of Scotland’s brightest prospects will feature on the card at Wishaw Sports Centre including Coltness lad Chris Steel and Wishaw super middleweight Kenny Davidson.
Hungarian Laszlo Komjathi who has been in the ring with World super lightweight champion Amir Khan will face Olympic bronze medallist Levan Ghvamichava in what will be just the second professional show in Wishaw in 60 years.
Graham enthused: “There is something for everyone with plenty of local fighters and the fight between Komjathi and Ghvamichava will be one for the purists.
“Chris (Steel) performed really well in the first show back in November and we are looking for him to kick-on from here.”
Steel (21) beat experienced pro Daniel Thorpe in his professional debut and Graham believes he is capable of fighting for a Scottish title.
First he will have to take care of Geordie light welterweight Phil Boyle.
“I make no apologies for Chris fighting a journeyman back in November,” Graham added.
“He won every single round but it was a good workout which was really important.
“Phil Boyle is a real livewire.
“He has lost a few but always comes to win.
“Phil will come at him for at least a minute in every round so Chris will have to keep his guard up and use his long jab.
“I have got my eye on a couple of Lanarkshire boys for Chris to fight next season.
“If he can get to five wins he could be fighting for the Scottish light welterweight title this time next year.”
Graham is also delighted to see Kenny Davidson (29) return to the ring.
Graham refereed Kenny’s last bout before illness struck the boxer.
“I thought he should have won that fight against James Tucker,” Graham said.
“I called it a draw but he gave away a lot of weight and it turned out he had pernicious anaemia.
“This is all under control now and Kenny passed his medical.
“He is desperate to get back in the ring and takes on Nottingham lad Jamie Norket this weekend.
“But he will be looking for a rematch with Tucker to put that last fight to bed.”
David Brophy who fights out of the same stable as WBO super featherweight champion Ricky Burns will be making his professional debut on the undercard against James Tucker and Stranraer-based Paul Allison is set for a rematch with Lincoln’s Ric Boulter having beaten the Englishman in a close fight back in November.
Tickets for Friday’s fight night are available directly from any competing boxers, Wishaw Sports Centre or by calling Paul Graham on 01698 338 888.
Prices are £30 for unreserved and standing and £40 for a ringside seat.
Doors will open at 6.30pm and the first bout will be at 7.30pm.