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Championship Boxing Returns to Robin Park
Friday 19th August, 2005

Championship Boxing Returns to Robin Park

Wigan Warrior Lee Blundell returns to the Robin Park Sports Centre this autumn to fight for the prestigious English Middleweight title. Following Lee’s comprehensive British Masters title victory versus Simeon Cover in April, Wally Dixon promotions with the support of Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust have set a date of Saturday 1st October for the mouth-watering clash with current title holder Donovan Smillie.

The 1040-seat venue was packed to the rafters for local hero Lee’s April bout (pictured) and is sure to be at capacity for this even bigger bout. Lee knows this could potentially lead to a even bigger fight in December, “I’m hoping we’ll have a similar kind of atmosphere as the Cover fight. The people of Wigan really got behind me that night and this is an even bigger test and I’m sure it will end in victory. A win here could set me on way towards a shot at the British title later in the year.”

The Saturday evening bout is packed with other tantalising clashes including Eddie Nevins versus Peter Allen for the Central Area Super Featherweight Title. The undercard also features Eugenio Monteiro from Preston, Wigan's Mark Paxford, Manchester’s Johnny Rocco, John Davidson and Abdul Rashid and Blackpool’s Alan Campbell.

Doors for the fight open at 6.30pm and first bell will be 8pm. Fight fans are urged to pick up their tickets as soon as possible as tickets are flying out fast. Ringside tickets are priced at £35, the Main Hall seats are £30 and the Main Stand seats cost £25. Tickets can be obtained by calling 01602 310876 or 01942 828550.

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