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CELTIC CHAMPION VS. SWEDISH CHAMPION

Scotland's Boris Creighton and Manchester's Diego Costa will battle it out to crown the inaugural winner of the Phil Martin Trophy on Saturday night's sold-out Contender VIP event at Manchester's 5 star Hilton Hotel, Deansgate.

Scotland’s Boris Creighton and Manchester’s Diego Costa will battle it out to crown the inaugural winner of the Phil Martin Trophy on Saturday night’s sold-out Contender VIP event at Manchester’s 5 star Hilton Hotel, Deansgate.

The main event has been highly talked about, with the pair entering the clash with identical 6-0 records. Somebody’s 0 has to go, with the winner taking home the lion share of 10 thousand pounds.

The undercard, however, features an intriguing clash between Celtic Champion Jay Byrne and Ahmed Rossi, with promoter Mike Le-Gallez showing that he is willing to invest in exciting, crowd-pleasing fights with fighters from various parts of the globe.

Both fighters enter the contest in a good run of form, with Byrne upsetting the odds on numerous occasions including beating Dubai based Scot Stefan Sanderson to claim the Celtic super welterweight title.

Rossi enters the clash off a good run of form, which has seen him build up a 6-0 record with 4 coming inside the scheduled distance. Rossi also enters with the motivation of showcasing himself on the biggest platform he has fought on thus far in his career.

Former Commonwealth featherweight champion Ryan Doyle returns to the ring after a 6-month lay-off, with the Mancunian looking to fire himself back into title contention in 2020. Central Area title challenger John Telford, Jermaine Springer, and Jimmy First make up the rest of the card.

Promoter Mike Le-Gallez added his comments on the undercard, “We’ve put some really exciting fighters on the undercard and I really like the Byrne vs Rossi fight. It’s hard to make these type of fights as they’re not cheap to make, but Contender VIP have pulled out all the stops to make this fight as we want to deliver high octane clashes to those in attendance and watching live on BBTV.

“Ryan Doyle returns to the ring after a lay-off and that is a fighter who really excites me. Ryan is an exciting come-forward fighter who is always in good fights and I’m excited to see him back in action.

“John Telford, Jermaine Springer, and Jimmy First are all exciting fighters who leave nothing to chance, so I’m really happy for all of them to be getting an outing on the show and I’m sure the viewers will appreciate their individual skills.”

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