PROMOTER Mark Neilson says his ‘Kings of the Ring’ show, headlined by homeboy Ryan Martin, will be the biggest professional boxing show Swindon has ever seen.

The show will feature 14 bouts, made up of several local fighters – including Phil Williams and Bec Connolly – as well as Harlem Eubank, the nephew of two-weight world champion Chris Eubank.

Harlem Eubank, trained by Adam Booth, currently has a record of 6-0 and has big plans to follow in his uncle’s footsteps, starting with the fight on Saturday.

Fellow contender Martin has already suffered two defeats, but will take on Edvinas Puplauskas.

The Swindon hope will be looking to bounce back and set himself up for a run of title-winning bouts in the coming year.

Neilson said that due to extenuating circumstances, they are having to open two hours earlier to accommodate every fight in front of an expected sell-out crowd at Swindon’s MECA.

He said: “Normally, not all the fights happen due to injuries or illness or one thing or another but at the moment, every fight is due to go ahead so we’re having to open earlier to fit them all in.

“Normally, we’d be opening at seven ready for a 7:30pm start but we’re actually opening at 5pm.

“We’ve got Harlem Eubank on the bill and he had a great knockout in the York hall in London recently. He was fighting a really durable guy and he knocked him out with a beautiful hook inside 20 seconds so he’s obviously generating a lot of interest.

“Chris Eubank Sr is coming down to watch his nephew, so that’ll be great to have a big name like that in Swindon.”

Neilson, who works with local mental health charity Phoenix Enterprises on his shows, said that not only are there some high-profile professionals on this bill, there are some inspiring backstories too.

“When you think of the top professionals like Tyson Fury, Ricky Hatton and Frank Bruno, mental health is close to our hearts as boxing fans,” said Neilson.

“Said Eltuyev has got a great story. This is his second fight, he’s only 19 but he’s lived here for 12 years after seeking asylum when he was younger with his family, so he’s grown up here.

“His Dad was an ex-Russian boxing champion and Said is a great talent, he really is. Said is an ex-amateur international too, he fought for England and he’s a great story,” added Neilson.

“We have Bec Connolly, Swindon’s only professional female boxer. She’s fighting someone who is an ex-Scottish international amateur boxer.

“But Bec being Bec, she said that she just wants to fight in front of her home fans - so she’s taking it in her stride.

“We’ve also got a young lad called Harry Webb who is from Taunton but travels up to Swindon every week, Monday to Friday, lives in a bedsit and he’s done it for four years.

“He left his parents, came and saw Paddy (Fitzpatrick) and said ‘I want to be a professional boxer’ - that’s commitment.”