Danyo primed to make impact on debut date

Stephen Danyo
Stephen Danyo

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Portsmouth fight fans will get their first glimpse of rising-star Stephen Danyo on September 15.

The Dutch ace makes his professional debut at South Parade Pier as a packed night of professional boxing comes to Southsea.

And Danyo is set to be the key attraction when he enjoys his bow after arriving in the country.

The 23-year-old is being touted as an exciting prospect who could make a big impact in the paid ranks.

That’s after an impressive amateur pedigree which has seen him operate in elite company.

Danyo has now arrived in Portsmouth and is working with trainer Michael Ballingall in the city.

He has quickly settled into his new surroundings at Ballingall’s gym.

Now his coach is looking forward to seeing him make his debut on a packed card.

Danyo will take on journeyman Aaron Fox in a contest where he will be expected to showcase his talents.

Ballingall said: ‘Everyone is looking forward to seeing Stephen box. He has looked really impressive since arriving, with the work he’s done so far.

‘His boxing is second to none but there are things to work on.

‘His conditioning needs to improve and that is an area we need to look at.
 ‘We want to push Stephen along quite quickly, though.

‘There’s no sense holding him back. We want him to be in meaningful fights and going for titles.

‘He has been a terrific amateur and beaten some really good boys along the way.

‘I’m looking forward to getting him in for his first full week.

‘I think he will be able to have an impact on everyone else in the gym.

‘It will be good for people to come along and see Stephen’s debut. They will be able to say they were there at the start of something which will hopefully become a big thing.’

Danyo’s bout is one of 10 fights earmarked to take place on a decent night of action in September.

Mark Coombs is expected to top the bill in a British Masters contest at light-middleweight.

The return of former junior ABA champion Johnny Creamer will also make for an intriguing side plot.

Floyd Moore steps up to six rounds for the first time as he meets Latvian Janis Puksins.

Ryan Moore will be looking to develop his reputation as an exciting puncher in his third pro contest.

Ben Kneller will again be in action, with Southampton’s Chris Hobbs making his pro bow.

Titchfield scrapper Danny Couzens will put a period of inactivity behind him with a return.

Gosport’s Shaun Tribble will be involved, too, along with Bognor’s busy and popular entertainer Liam Griffiths.