A Grantham boxer is to have his next fight televised live on a Saturday night.
Ben Croft’s is scheduled to make his semi-professional debut in Ross Minter’s Queensberry Boxing League in a Eurosport televised bout on March 16.
The six-foot 23-year-old will take on 5ft 7in ex-professional super-middleweight Danny Gwilym at Epsom Downs Racecourse.
Ben started boxing as a youngster some 12 years ago with Grantham Amateur Boxing Club. He trains full time at Sheffield and Newark, where he has a one-on-one coach.
His current training regime includes hill sprints, sparring, pad work, bag work, weights and general strength and conditioning.
Ben is officially fighting out of the Juggernaut Gym at Epsom and had his last bout in August. He said: “This is the next step up to becoming a professional.”