Danyo to spar with British champion

Stephen Danyo. Picture: Allan Hutchings (122359-31)
Stephen Danyo. Picture: Allan Hutchings (122359-31)
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British champ Brian Rose will provide the sparring as rising star Stephen Danyo completes preparations for his debut.

Danyo makes his bow in the paid ranks next weekend on a packed card at South Parade Pier.

The Dutch sensation takes on Matthew Vaughn after making his mark on the world scene in the amateur ranks.

And he will make his last adjustments for his light-middleweight contest with Rose.

The Blackpool ace is gearing up to take on former world champion Vivian Harris next month.

He will be given the ideal opportunity to hone his skills with Danyo – and his stable-mate Ryan Moore – both travelling north.

Light-middleweight Moore, who meets Dan Blackwell, has been making his own waves in the paid ranks after clocking up two knockout wins.

The pair’s trainer, Michael Ballingall, believes the link-up is a great way to get ready for action for all involved.

Ballingall said: ‘It’s a really good opportunity. It’s going to be a decent experience for them both.

‘Brian Rose has had a great couple of years.

‘But I know the boys are more than capable of both holding their own with him.

‘In fact, I think they will have some surprises up their sleeves.

‘Both boys can’t wait to get out and show what they can do.

‘Stephen is looking for his chance to shine and showcase his talent.

‘He has the ability to go far and has been waiting to show everyone here that.

‘Ryan has the same chance in front of a home crowd and can show people it’s all happening for him.’

It is set to be a stacked card of action in Southsea next weekend – full of local talent looking to impress.

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

Mark Coombs is now earmarked to meet Damien Dinwiddy after his British Masters light-middleweight meeting with Jay Morris fell through.

Light-heavyweight Joel McIntyre will be looking to showcase his talents against an international opponent.

McIntyre has recently switched to the TKO Gym in London, so is keen to deliver a victory.

Gosport’s lightweight Shaun Tribble tackles Ben Morrish over four rounds – and super-middleweight Chris Hobbs tackles Stuart Maddox.

Former Junior ABA champ Johnny Creamer is set to return to the ring against Matt Seawright at welterweight, while Paul Morby tackles Prizefighter finalist JJ McDonagh at super-middleweight.

Lightweight Ben Kneller goes for his first professional win against Liam Ellis, while Titchfield light-heavyweight Danny Couzens tackles James Tucker.

A number of bouts featuring boxers from Brighton and Southampton complete the card.