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Boxing action at Southend nightclub
10:10am Saturday 26th May 2012 in Sport
BOXING: Southend’s Michael Bourne will put his IBA heavyweight title on the line against Leeds’ Brad Conway tonight.
It is the headline event of the show featuring 11 bouts at the Talk nightclub, in Lucy Road, Southend.
Bourne was due to fight Liverpool’s Stephen Galloway but he has since pulled out through injury.
Show promoter Scott Elliott says Conway is a good replacement.
Elliott said: “Conway’s very confident, saying he’s going to move around the ring and then knock Michael out. But all the talking stops on Saturday night and we’ll see how good he really is.”
Members of the Lockeroom Gym in Southend will also be in action against fighters from across the UK.
Southend’s John Cullinane puts his super-middleweight belt on the line against Portugal’s Marco Berenguer.
Organisers are also staging their first female bout, with Southend’s Helen Morley facing Cambridge’s Mellisa Petaloudas. There will be an auction and a blindfold match in aid of the Help for Heroes charity.
The action starts at 7.30pm.