Packed programme for fight night

Michael Jefferson of Enzo's Gym.
Michael Jefferson of Enzo's Gym.

Fight organisers from Portadown, Lurgan and Dungannon have teamed up to produce a packed programme of combat sports for tomorrow (Saturday) in The Seagoe Hotel.

The collaboration between Enzo’s Gym, Fight Club and KCamKickboxing will feature a string of fighters from the region.

The Blue Collar Boxing bill will include Portadown’s Wayne Love against Mervyn McIlvenny from Belfast.

Keith Ratcliffe, a businessman from the town, is scheduled for a third appearance inside the ring.

His opponent, Rui Oliveria from Portugal, will be a familiar name to fight fans in the area due to his Portadown Boxing Academy.

Mark Charles Liggett, a barber based in the region, has posted a selection of training videos on his Facebook account as part of preparations for the bout against Scott Magimpsey.

Bleary’s Simon Forde has proven in the past his skill across a range of disciplines - including ju jitsu, ground wrestling, kickboxing and boxing - and will be aiming to add another win to that tally at the expense of Niall Crozier.

Portadown teenager Sam McAdam has been handed the honour of the opening bout, with the 17-year-old to take on one of three proposed Belfast representatives.

Gavin Whitten and Brodie Adair have been juggling family and home commitments alongside a demanding training regime in preparation.

Mantas Masilaunas, who has a strong amateur background and is now a coach and sports masseur, is also part of the bill.

Gilford’s Sean Macatamney will be competing against Tomas Vaz for the BCB Middleweight title.

Everyone is welcome at The Seagoe Hotel for this weekend’s Fight Night.

TENNIS

Portadown will open the Belfast and District-backed Autumn League tomorrow (Saturday) with two trips on the road.

The men meet Muckamore in Division Two, with the ladies away to Cavehill across Division One.

SQUASH

Craigavon B enjoyed a winning start to the Ulster Division Three League season with a 10-5 defeat of Lagan Valley A.

Simon Hamilton and David Herron each posted 3-0 wins, with Nathan Wilkinson registering a 3-2 success. Caroline Magennis lost out on her debut to a rival with Ulster experience.

Club nights will take place each Monday in Craigavon Leisure Centre.