This Friday (April 20) sees the latest instalment of Mickey Helliet’s Hellraiser Promotions, ‘Coronet Small Hall Classic Boxing Series’. ‘Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Man’ sponsored by The Daily Sport and promoted in partnership with Robert Waterman and NP Helliet Events will be topped by the highly anticipated clash between Chas ‘The Bomb’ Symonds and Darryl ‘The Real Deal’ Still for the Southern Area Welterweight Title and Helliet says it’s personal.
He said: “They don’t like each other – and that usually makes for a good fight. Chas was upset by some comments Darryl made at the press conference last time they boxed on the same show and the feelings seem mutual from Darryl”.
“Still, from Basingstoke, makes the step up to championship level after six straight wins under Helliet’s management and popular Croydon slugger Symonds who is also managed by Helliet, is a former Southern Area Champion and among British boxing’s most exciting fighters.
Symonds says he is looking to “Take care of Still” to set up a rematch with Gavin Tait, who edged him out in a toe-to-toe thriller last year, before he targets British champion Colin Lynes.
Promoter Helliet has built a reputation as one of Britain’s leading small-hall impresarios, regularly selling out venues with terrific value-for-money bills and he says his next show could be his best yet!
Following the astronomical viewing figures achieved on their previous Eurosport broadcast, the channel take their cameras back to the Elephant and Castle to capture the drama. The live broadcast of the last event was watched by over seven hundred and fifty thousand viewers worldwide.
“The atmosphere at the Coronet is truly unique. Well matched fights between highly motivated fighters for titles that mean so much to them in front of packed audiences is a formula that repeatedly delivers great fights”, enthused Helliet. “This Friday’s event is looking excellent, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing, it’s good to know so many people are looking forward to the show.”
The bill is packed with exactly the kind of contests for which Helliet’s Coronet events are becoming renowned. Heading the undercard is an intriguing match-up between Carshalton’s Tony Owen (12-1) with Bulgaria’s big punching Asan Yuseinov (10-2-2).
Crayford featherweight Lewis Pettitt aims to make it seven wins out of seven after a whirlwind win in his last fight, while another popular South London fighter, Ricky Boylan targets a third straight knock-out win and Robert Lloyd-Taylor steps back into the ring for the first time since winning the coveted ‘Prizefighter’ tournament.
Peckham Millwall fan Johnny Garton is another unbeaten prospect in action, along with Helliet’s newest signings Lewis Pinto, who made a name for himself on the London unlicensed circuit and Odiham’s Matt Goddard. Both make their pro debuts. Morden’s exciting Craig Whyatt and Peckham based Diego Burton complete the line-up.
Press conference 7pm at the Coronet Theatre April 16th.
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Event April 20th Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Road, London, SE1 6TJ. Doors 6pm first bell 7pm.