With the professional boxing season starting at the end of August, last season’s newcomer; Paul Allison is training three times a day, in preparation for his next contest at Ayr Town Hall on September 10th.
The 21 year old, from Stranraer, scored five wins in as many outings since turning professional with Paul Graham’s Prospect Boxing management and promotional company in November 2010.
Allison boxed over 50 amateur contests, however, his aggressive crowd pleasing style was never conducive to the computer point scoring amateur system. Nonetheless, he left his mark in winning the Western District title and represent the district in Jersey. Paul has never shirked an opponent, beating former ABA champion Trevor Crew in his own backyard, and running current champ, Repton’s Frank Buglioni, close in an international in Edinburgh.
Paul, was never stopped as an amateur, his never say die attitude and willingness to fight at the last minute made him a matchmakers dream. As the first boxer from Stranraer for thirty years, he sold out every club show himself, often attracting over five hundered people.
Such is his determination to establish himself as a professional; he now boards the ferry twice a week to spar in Belfast at John Breen’s gym. Thus, training alongside; Paul McCoskey, Neil Sinclair and current Irish champ Stephen Haughian. Back in Stranraer, Paul’s head coach and chief-second, is his old amateur trainer Jamsey Hilton. The migrant Glaswegian gives manager Paul Graham essential information when making matches for Allison.
The character of this light-middleweight prospect, was never highlighted more then when he boxed at Ravenscraig, in May, just over a week following the death of his father James.
Jimmy Allison, had brought his teenage son to Jamsey Hilton’s, club, and recorded each of his amateur contests with his trusty camcorder. If Paul continues to show the same progress and adaptability as last season, he will force himself into contention for the Scottish title. With this in mind Paul Graham is currently seeking an important learning contest for Allison outing at AyrTown Hall on September 10th.
Prospect Boxing are proud to announce there first show of the new season at Ayr Town Hall on 10th September. Tickets are available from Paul Graham 01698 338888 or Ayr Town Hall 01292 269793. Further details avail from http://www.prospectboxing.co.uk/index.html and Prospect-Boxing Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prospect-Boxing/208247569205243