Hartlepool boxer Nigel Wright says title challenge will be perfect tribute to Gus Robinson

Nigel Wright, left, and Gus Robinson.

Nigel Wright, left, and Gus Robinson.

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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.