Blow for Horner as debut show is axed

George Horner
George Horner

Bridlington boxer George Horner will have to wait a while longer before his first professional debut.

The light-welterweight discovered last Wednesday that his first opponent was set to be 222-fight veteran Kristian Laight.

But less than 48 hours later, Horner took to social media to inform his supporters that the show at Dene Park in Hull had been scrapped.

The Westway-trained boxer, and his stablemate George Rhodes had been due to appear on Curtis Woodhouse’s first boxing promotion on Saturday evening.

Woodhouse said: “I’m gutted for the lads.

“At the end of the day, if you don’t fight you don’t get paid, and that’s not good.

“I’ve learned a lot of lessons from this whole fiasco - most importantly that you can only rely on yourself.”