Hurricane Hines set for a stormy debut

NEW super-featherweight pro Richard Hines is looking to make an impact when he makes his debut on the Steve Goodwin promotion at York Hall, on December 4.

‘Hurricane’ Hines has prepared for his debut under the guidance of Canning Town trainer Jason Rowland, the former WBU title-holder currently building up a stable of local prospects at his Noble Art Gym.

Hines switches to pro boxing after a successful career in martial arts competitions, and is billed for a four-rounder against Norwich rival Scott Moises at York Hall.

He appears on the show alongside stablemate, cruiserweight Tony Conquest, who will be facing his toughest task to date as he takes on Hari Miles from Swansea – who is predicting that he will end Conquest’s winning run.

Another stablemate in the Jason Rowland camp, John Wayne Hibbert, will be looking to make it a seventh straight win in the pro ranks when he faces Bristol-based Turk, Rocky Chakir.

In the top of the bill clashes, International Masters light-middleweight champion Yassine El Maachi takes on European number four Jimmy Colas from France, while International Masters lightweight champion Ryan Barrett makes the first defence of his title.

Goodwin’s latest show lists more than a dozen scheduled contests with, ex Repton amateur Michael Norgrove, who has won all three of his contests so far in the light-middleweight division, matched with durable veteran Matt Scriven.

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TKO Gym light-middleweight Daniel Herdman returns to action against Ryan Clark, while two boxers from the Tony Sims gym – Tyler Goodjohn and John Ryder – are matched with Sabie Montieth and Jason Nesbitt.

Ricky Boylan, and Brett O’Callaghan are also matched on the show.

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? Matchroom boss Barry Hearn enjoyed his latest Prizefighter super-featherweights tournament at York Hall on Saturday – and declared it was what British boxing needed after the David Haye, Audley Harrison heavyweight farce just seven nights earlier.

“After last Saturday we really needed a night of British boxing at its best, and tonight we saw eight fighters at their best and a very, very worthy winner,” said Hearn.

Welshman Gary Buckland took the �32,000 top prize after a thrilling night as he destroyed British champion Gary Sykes followed by Derry Mathews in the final.