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.

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.