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22 APRIL 2018


Ancliff Defends Scottish Title On May 13

Alex Morrison in association with Billy Nelson presents an evening of championship boxing at Bellahouston Leisure Centre on Friday the 13th of May.

Topping the bill will be the Scottish featherweight title bout with champion James Ancliff, from Fettercairn, making his first defence against Bellshill’s Kris Hughes.

Promoter Morrison said: “This will be my 300th promotion and the first of many shows that will be open to the public. I hope to be able to promote a public show every six weeks.

“We have a cracking fight for the main event. Hughes has only lost once and Ancliff, who I managed at the start of his career, is now showing his true potential.”

Hughes, aged 23, will be facing Ancliff for the third time having defeated his rival twice in the space of three months during 2009 at Bellahouston Leisure Centre, the same venue where they will battle again for domestic supremacy.

After twelve consecutive victories, Hughes was beaten by Jamie Arthur in October last year when contesting the vacant Commonwealth super-bantamweight title in London.

However, Ancliff, 27, is currently enjoying a purple patch and captured the vacant Scottish featherweight crown on his last visit to Glasgow earlier this year when Edinburgh foe Jason Hastie retired after five rounds.

Now based in Leeds under trainer and manager Derek Roche, Ancliff has since defeated Marc Callaghan on points and believes it will be a different story third time around against Hughes.

Ancliff said: “The fact that I am coming in as champion, the fight will be over ten rounds and that I have had plenty of notice so I can have a proper training camp will make a lot of difference. This time I am ready for Hughes.”

Hughes said: “I am always confident that I am going to win, regardless of who I fight. I won’t be taking anything for granted but I think the fact I have won our two previous fights gives me that extra mental advantage.”

Also boxing on the night will be David Brophy (Middleweight, Caldercruix), Jon Slowey (Bantamweight, Glasgow), Michael Roberts (Featherweight, Glasgow), Alexander White (Lightweight, Uddingston) and Alexander Black (Lightweight, Kirkintilloch).

Tickets priced at £30 for unreserved seating and £45 for ringside are available from Morrison’s Gym on 0141 554 7777.

May 10, 2011

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