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Chisora is star guest at whitecollar show
6:00am Wednesday 14th November 2012 in Sport
DERRICK Chisora will be the star guest at Swindon Fightclub’s latest whitecollar show on Saturday, December 1.
The former British title holder, who took Vitali Klitschko the distance in February, will look on as multiple fights take place at MECA.
The headline fight will see former pro and popular local puncher Craig Leadbeater take on Birmingham’s Jordan Clayton.
Leadbeater had his one and only fight while linked up with Keith Mayo’s Horseshoe Gym stable early last year, when he defeated Richard Troupe on points.
Providing plenty of support for the main event will be the King of the Ring Prizefighter event, in what is the first local whitecollar tournament of its kind.
Stepping up for this are Phil Williams, Stewart Johnson, Jose Mantinan and Stoney Logavatu.
There will be two semi-finals early in the night be the final towards the end of the event, with the draw to be made at the pre-event press conference.
Also on the bill are two old friends from Highworth Warneword School, Lenny Khan and Dave Porter, who are both awkward, fast southpaws Veteran Mickey Braden will return to the ring for the first time in 20 years when he takes on Matty Williams in a bout that will see profits go to Cancer Research.
Braden is back with his old trainers as he targets the dream comeback while Williams will be looking to improve on his current tally of four wins out of five.
Should he win, Braden is aiming to fight for a whitecollar title and then hang the gloves up, as he feels he has unfinished business in the ring.
Elsewhere, in the battle of West Swindon, Lewis Dublin will look to continue his unbeaten run against Shawn Grant, who is being trained by Islan Eltuyev at the Horseshoe Gym.
Local footballer Rory Sproule, who has recently played for Highworth and Shrivenham, faces James Grubb while Taylor Gill clashes with Jonnie Stokes in a classic grudge match.
Tickets are £20 or £40 VIP from the fighters, The Khyber, The Forum, Swindon Tickets, MECA or Swindon Fightclub on 08448 221737.
Swindon Fightclub would like to thank Swindon F1 Karting, The Khyber, KO Plasterng, Next Generation Gym, CK Scaffolds, Fotspor, Stratton Leisure Centre, Swindon Sports and Cots for Tots.