Nigel to enjoy Wright noisy night against Theophane

Frank Maloney Promotion at Rainton Meadows Arena. July 23 2010. Nigel Wright (white trunks) in action against Dean Harrison
Frank Maloney Promotion at Rainton Meadows Arena. July 23 2010. Nigel Wright (white trunks) in action against Dean Harrison

NIGEL Wright’s British title challenge is “heading towards a sell-out” – and he is promising the champion a noisy welcome.

Ashley Theophane will come to the area next week to defend his light-welterweight belt against the Hartlepool fighter.

And the Gus Robinson boxer said the Londoner can expect plenty of volume from the audience at Peterlee Leisure Centre.

“It’s great to hear that the show is heading towards a sell-out, Wright told SportMail.

“All the local fighters I think have sold a lot of tickets and I think the atmosphere is going to be terrific.

“My support has always been good, wherever I’ve been fighting.

“I’m going to have the crowd in my favour and I must make sure I use it to my advantage.

“The ‘Barmy Army’ make a lot of noise, they are passionate and I aim to give them a night they will enjoy.

“Hopefully the supporters of the other lads on the show, the likes of Peter Cope, Stuey Hall and Martin Ward, will crank up the volume as well for me and remind Ashley Theophane he’s a long way home from home.”

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