Promoter Stefy Bull and his Stefy Bull Promotional outfit is set to put on its first sole promotion of 2018 this upcoming Saturday. Stefy’s promotion titled “The Future” will be held at the Dearne Valley Leisure Centre, Denaby Main and will be featuring four of Stefy Bull’s up and coming fighters through the ranks on their own promotion, giving them the experience of being main attractions in their own right as their careers develop and progress.
Headlining the card will be South Yorkshire’s first female professional fighter in Terri Harper, who made her professional debut in November in her hometown of Doncaster against Monika Antonik to much acclaim by those present at ringside winning a comfortable points verdict. On Saturday Terri will face ageing but experienced Bulgarian Borislava Goranova (11-52-3) in a step up. People will look on at first glance of Goranova and will assume that it is an easy victory for Harper with her record, not if you inspect the fighters of which Goranova has faced in her career.
The Bulgarian has fought the likes of former world champion Jane Couch, current undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (twice), former world champion Anne Sophie Mathis, Sweden’s former world amateur bronze medalist and former WBC titleholder Klara Svensson along with a number of the UK’s up and coming female fighters. Names include Nina Bradley, Hannah Rankin, Stacey Copeland and Lauren Johnson.
Harper’s contest with the Bulgarian Goranova (4×2) will be a good learning and educational contest for Harper against an opponent who faced the world’s best females in the professional ranks. Harper has time on her side with being 21 years old along with the benefit of stable management and popularity within South Yorkshire along with being a talented fighter. The former England representative amateur will be aiming to go along way in the paid ranks of the sport.
Welterweight Ross Blackwell will be making his third appearance as he continues his come back to the sport following a lengthy absence to concentrate on other matters. Two fights and two points victories for Wombwell’s Blackwell has seen the 25-year-old return with much promise of success combined with maturity in his performances inside the ropes. Victories over Liam Wright and Fonz Alexander in 2017 has set Ross on a positive route into 2018 as he continues to pick up momentum to possibly secure an Arena title or opportunity up the ladder during 2018. Ross will be facing Naheem Chaudhry over 4×3 this upcoming Saturday, a fighter who has been in with some of the country’s brightest up and coming talents.
Lewis Booth features on the card and returns to the ring for the first time since July in which he defeated Michael Mooney via points. Booth has been tipped by handler Stefy Bull to be one of the brightest talents to come out of Doncaster such is the talent of the 21-year-old. Lewis will face one of the most popular fighters on the UK circuit in Kristian Laight (12-263-8) over 4×3’s as Lewis will be aiming to pick up where left off in July last year.
Last but by no means least Sheffield’s Christian Kinsonia will fight for the second time under the banner of SBP following his switch to Stefy during the summer of 2017. Light-Heavyweight Kinsonia will face Richard Harrison over 4×3’s as he continues to push on the ranks to secure the more than viable possibility of an area title opportunity in 2018.
Tickets for the promotion are still available via the fighters involved, doors open at the venue at 7 pm with first bell to commence at 8pm on Saturday at the Dearne Valley Leisure Centre.