DUDLEY'S boxing fans have been promised an electric atmosphere when paid pugilism returns to the town on Saturday, June 7.
It’s a homecoming for five of the seven fighters who all train at Priory Park Boxing Club.
Ryan Aston tops the bill at The Venue as he performs as a professional on his own turf for the first time, dropping down to light middleweight to tackle Terry Carruthers in a potentially-explosive top liner.
Coseley’s Ryan Corrigan, Bloxwich’s Luke Paddock, Tipton’s Ricky Summers and debutant Jamie Gelder also appear, along with Birmingham duo Paul Holt and John Hutchinson.
He said: “It’s been four years plus since I have put something on around here and it’s a proper boxing town. It’s bound to be an electric atmosphere.
“There’s always been overwhelming support for fighters in Dudley and the lads have asked me to put this show on. I am pleased to be able to do it.”
Summers is going up a weight to light heavy, when he steps through the ropes with Hull’s Luke Allon for six rounds in chief support.
Aston has been pitted against Birmingham’s Carruthers, a former Midlands champion, for a tough first outing in the division.
Rowson added: “I have been following Ryan’s career for the best part of 15 years, since he first laced up a glove.
“It’s great that he’s going to be boxing as a professional in Dudley for the first time, but this is a huge drop in weight and a big risk for him.
“Terry is so tough and the Brummies are notorious for coming to the Black Country on raids. He won’t be coming to lose, I can assure you of that.”
For more information, call promoter Rowson on 07976 283 157. The Venue can be contacted on 01384 459 800.