Herdman to make pro debut at home of British Boxing


Herdman to make pro debut at home of British Boxing

PRESS RELEASE: Former amateur star Daniel Herdman make his professional debut on October 5 and is confident his style will be a hit in the paid ranks. The Stevenage boxer, who trains out of Woodford, will be operating at light-middleweight and gets his pro career started at the home of British boxing, the York Hall in Bethnal Green, on a Hennessy Sports show in partnership with title partners GoldenPalace.com. Sky Sports will televise.

Herdman, 23, is a part-time bricklayer and trained by Tony Sims after an amateur career that included winning the Junior ABA title, Olympic Junior silver medal and England international honours.

“My style will suit the pro game because I like to throw a lot of body punches,” said Daniel. “I’m going to give it my best and hope to be British champion some day.

“In the ABA semi-finals last year, I thought I won the fight and afterwards I didn’t I decided to go pro.

“I fought for Repton as an amateur because they are the best club around. I came down from Hertfordshire to be with them in east London because it was the best for my career, and I’m doing the same as a professional by training with Tony Sims.

“I’ve been over to France to train for my pro debut and I feel great. I train at the same gym in Woodford as Darren Barker, Dave Stewart and George Hillyard and we are all fighting on the show, so we have all helped each other prepare for it.

“I’m a brick layer but I gave the work up to concentrate on this fight.”

Hennessy Sports Proudly Present


Friday 5th October 2007.

Doors 6pm, Boxing Starts 6.30pm.

Ticket Prices:

· Ringside £60 – Reserved

· Unreserved £30

For Tickets call the Box Office on: 0870 060 1795 or book via the web: www.ticketmaster.co.uk

John Thaxton (Norwich) vs Dave Stewart (Wanstead)

12 x 3 – British Lightweight Title

George Hillyard (Canning Town) vs TBA

8 x 3 - Light Middleweight

Darren Barker (Barnet) vs TBA

6 x 3 Middleweight

Daniel Herdman (Stevenage) vs TBA

6x3 Light Middle Weight

Victor Smith (TBA) vs TBA

4x3 Cruiser Weight