NIGEL Wright plans to deliver the perfect tribute to Gus Robinson by winning the British title.
The in-form Hartlepool fighter challenges champion Ashley Theophane for the Londoner’s light-welterweight belt at Peterlee Leisure Centre on Saturday, December 10.
And the 32-year-old is desperate to provide some sort of legacy to Gus, who died at home yesterday.
The Hartlepool and East Durham businessman had enjoyed a long and proud association with boxing, achieving much in three decades involvement in the sport, as a manager and promoter.
But he never won a British title and Wright, who joined the West View Road camp 10 years ago, aims to “do it for Gus” when he lines up against Theophane. Wright told SportMail: “It’s going to be hard.
“It was a massive shock, it’s still a massive shock – I just didn’t believe it until I got here to the gym.
“It feels so empty, but I will draw strength from Gus.”
Read more tributes to Gus Robinson in today’s Mail.