Support builds for Horner’s pro debut

George Horner
George Horner

George Horner has told his supporters to ‘let Bridlington take over Hull for a night’ as he prepares for his first professional fight.

The 23-year-old is expected to be backed by a big following when he steps into the ring later this month.

Tickets for the show, at Dene Park, are on sale now, priced at £30 and £50 for ringside seats. A coach is leaving the Albion in Bridlington, as Horner - a former Bridlington ABC amateur - will be on the same line-up as his Westway club-mate George Rhodes Jnr.

Horner said: “We’ve done really well with ticket sales. It’s great how many people are coming out to support me.

“I know it is not a cheap night out so I really appreciate the support.

“This will probably be the biggest crowd I have boxed in front of, although I topped some good amateur bills.”

Horner is yet to discover who his opponent will be on September 26, but he is confident he is in great shape for his debut.

“I am going to make a statement. I know I have the tools to do the job,” he said.

“Training is going well and I am already at the right weight.

“I will probably get a bit nervous nearer the time. It’s not scary, but it is a new experience and as an amateur, it didn’t affect me because I had done it so many times before.

“I want to get a couple of four-rounders out the way but I know I get stronger as bouts go on so I want to step up to six rounds as quickly as I can.”

Horner has already received support from former British champion boxer and Premiership footballer Curtis Woodhouse, who said on social media: “Looking forward to watching Bridlington sensation George Horner make his debut on my show, I know (promoter) David Coldwell has high hopes for George.

For tickets call 07915 004819 or 07850 400493.

He thanked sponsors Bob Stabler Skip hire, MCM Plant Hire, the Albion pub and Jon Richardson building and landscape gardening.