Nathan Reeve takes a massive step up in class in front of his Northampton fans on Saturday night when he shares top billing on a four-fight show at the Park Inn Hotel.
As well as being able to watch local prospects Reeve, Liam Daly and Ashley Knowles, big screens will broadcast all the action from Hamburg where David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko collide in a grudge heavyweight unification fight.
Rowson has confirmed 21 year-old Reeve will step up to six-round level in his fourth professional fight to face Bulgarian super-flyweight Salim Salimov.
Reeve came through a good test at the Park Inn Hotel in April - outpointing well-schooled Bulgarian No 1 Hyusein Hyuseinov – and Salimov is another step up.
Salimov has top-class credentials having boxed in the Athens Olympics in 2004 and won bronze at the European championships.
Rowson, however, is convinced Reeve will make it four wins out of four as a professional and go on to emulate training partner Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell by making his mark at national level.
Blackwell recently boxed for the British and Commonwealth middleweight titles in just his ninth professional fight and Rowson said: “Nathan is good enough to do that as well. I’m excited by him. I look for certain things in fighters and Nathan has shown me he has them. He has natural ability and a real commitment to get to the top. He has got it all.”
Reeve is well schooled – as an amateur with Far Cotton ABC he reached the last four of the ABA Novice championship and represented England - and has a busy, crowdpleasing style moulded on ring legend Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton.
Rowson is convinced the show in July will be a terrific night of action. “I’ve got the big screen to show the Haye fight because I don’t want to miss it !” he laughed. “Seriously, every fight fan wants to watch Haye and we are offering a great value-for-money night.”
Tickets are available to both diners and fans who just want to watch the boxing and further information is available from 07738-608327.
June 28, 2011