Peter shows he can cope with pressure

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HARTLEPOOL boxing has taken a turn for the better after a few years of uncertainty when you wondered where the next champion would come from.

Now this great boxing town has it’s very own hopeful to look out for and a home favourite ready to put Pools back on the map.

Peter Cope

Peter Cope

Peter Cope has started 2012 with the same high ambitions he had when turning professional just over a year ago.

And he is looking forward to a fifth professional outing on March 25 at Hartlepool’s Borough Hall, on the same day that Michael Hunter makes his comeback.

Cope said: “I want to make sure that I put myself in a position where I can fight for a title.”

SportMail visited the 20-year-old featherweight at the Gus Robinson gym to find out what his targets are after an exciting start to his professional career.

Read the full article in Tuesday’s Mail