BOXING fan Kailem Anderson has never been to a big fight night before, but when his hero Tommy Coyle takes centre stage at Hull Ice Arena on Saturday night, the Wolfreton School pupil will be the envy of many thanks to his ringside seats.
Both Coyle, the Official Patron of the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust, and Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell, face tough tests this weekend, in a big night of boxing which will be screed live around the world on Sky Sports.
Coyle will face highly-respected fighter Michael Katsidis, while Campbell takes on dangerous Argentine Daniel Brizuela, who Coyle himself beat in a brutal battle in February.
Should both be successful, it will keep them on course for a big Hull showdown next summer, possibly at the KC Stadium.
Kailem was picked out as the winner of a competition held on the Neil Hudgell Solicitors’ Twitter page, and will enjoy a VIP experience, including ringside seats for all of the action, as well as seeing all that goes on behind the scenes with passes to the VIP lounge.
“I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve never been to a boxing match before, so it will be exciting. It will be great going into the VIP area as well.” said Kailem, who says he is a big fan of both Coyle and Campbell.
Tommy ‘Boom Boom’ Coyle was delighted to see Kailem and his dad Darren at an open sparring session at St Stephen’s Shopping Centre today (21/10/2014), where he handed the tickets over.
And Coyle is looking to make it a night to remember for Kailem, who will be with his granddad on the night.
“I’m always delighted to offer up tickets for my fights through my position as Official Patron of the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust,” Coyle said.
“Neil Hudgell has been very supportive in helping me throughout my career, and more recently to get my new boxing academy up and running. The Trust also supports sessions we do through the Box Clever programme with kids at schools across the region.
“I hope Kailem has a great night, and is able to cheer me to victory, of course.”
The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust aims to leave a positive, lasting legacy by supporting grass roots sport, raising educational aspirations and assisting community projects for young and old, through small grant awards of up to £2,500.