Professional progress on cards at Mountbatten

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Portsmouth’s emerging boxers take their next professional steps in a jam-packed home bill tomorrow.

A whopping 12-fight card takes place at the Mountbatten Centre showcasing the best young talent from the area.

The likes of Mark Coombs, Joel McIntyre and Floyd Moore will fly the flag along with a full-to-bursting support cast.

And exciting Nigerian King Davidson bids to continue to build his reputation after relocating to England.

Coombs will look to make it six fights unbeaten in the paid ranks as he meets Andrew Patterson.

A good showing for the Portsmouth fighter, nicknamed Kid Kurylak, will set him up for a British Masters title shot in April.

Leigh Park’s McIntyre will be looking for the knockout as he has a return with durable journeyman Elvis Dube, who he beat on his debut.

And Fareham’s Moore will aim to chalk up a win on home soil as he meets Crawley’s Robin Deakin.

Waterlooville’s Ryan Moore makes his debut against Brighton’s Iain Jackson and will be bidding to bring a decent amateur pedigree to the pro game.

Bognor favourite and hardcore Pompey fan Liam Griffiths will also be in action, while Ben Kneller debuts against Shinfield camp opponent Nick Coret.

Local trainer Michael Ballingall is excited to see such a packed bill.

He wants to see Coombs shine in his first six-round bout.

Ballingall said: ‘Mark is stepping up the rounds but has looked in unbelievable shape in training. He wants to get somewhere and is working hard at it.

‘If he wants to go places he has to beat people like Andrew Patterson

‘Mark has the superior skills but can’t take him lightly.

‘Joel has an experienced opponent he needs to look good against.

‘It’s a good test but Joel has talent and the skill to deal with it, if he boxes in the right way.

‘No-one is more dedicated than Floyd and he is always in the gym. He’s getting better all the time.

‘Ryan Moore has a lot of people behind him and has a capable opponent.

‘It could be easier for but we expect big things from him and we want him to turn heads.

‘We want to put on fights that will entertain the crowds – and that’s what these will do.’

Tickets will be on sale for the 12-fight bill at the Mountbatten Centre tomorrow night. Tickets are £30 and £50 (ringside). Boxing starts 6pm.