Revenge on cards for Blair at packed Gosport show

Harvey Blair, left  Picture: Mick Young

Harvey Blair, left Picture: Mick Young

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Revenge will be on Harvey Blair’s mind at Gosport’s open-air show tomorrow.

Privett Park will host the packed event, with a string of intriguing contests in prospect.

Chief among them will be Blair’s meeting with Woking’s Joe-Louis D’Santos in their senior 67kg match-up.

D’Santos edged a close meeting between the duo last Saturday, with a quick return lined up.

That looks set to be just one of the exciting bouts in prospect, with around 15 contests due to take place.

Ricky Pipe has a big task ahead of him, facing handy Guildford boxer Eli Green at 58kg.

Pipe, though, won’t be overawed by that test with a wealth of experience under his belt.

He has now had 65 amateur bouts and is moving towards a future in the paid ranks.

Elsewhere, Aaron Moore will have good support as he debuts at 76kg.

And it will be a similar story for bruising super-heavyweight Graham Deans.

He comes in at a whopping 118kg and will be roared on by a big following.

Meanwhile, Robbie Harrop meets Fareham’s Jonathon Flynn in a return at 77kg, with Harrop winning last time around.

Clubs will travel from all over the south to take part in the action.

The likes of Guildford, Bournemouth and Sweet Science will mix it with Fareham, Moneyfields, Portsmouth ABC and Ted Harris Boxing Academy.

Gosport coach Darren Blair believes there will be a lot of exciting, evenly-matched battles taking place.

He said: ‘It’s always a quality show and that will definitely be the case for this one.

‘Harvey has a return bout against an opponent he just lost to and he is determined to do well tomorrow.

‘Ricky has a good kid but has a lot of experience now.

‘He will have one more season before he looks to turn over as a professional.

‘Aaron and Graham are both good ticket sellers and they will have a lot of people cheering them on.

‘There are a few new boys boxing who are really looking forward to it.

‘The show is a big deal to us and is important because the money keeps the club running.’

Tickets for Gosport’s open-air show cost £10 (adults) and £5 (under-16s) on the door. Doors and bar open at 1pm. Boxing starts 3pm.

In the event of poor weather, the show will be staged at Gosport’s gym in Cranbourne Road (behind Asda).

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