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Professional boxing returns to Meres leisure centre at the weekend.

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Promoter Carl Greaves hopes fans get behind Saturday night’s big boxing show at Meres Leisure Centre and help make Grantham “a fight town”.

Greaves this weekend brings professional boxing back to the town after a break of more than 15 years with an 11-fight card.

Greaves himself topped the bill the last time boxing was staged at what he calls “a great venue”.

He said: “There isn’t a bad seat in the place and it’s big enough to stage big TV fights.

“I’ve already spoken to TV people and if the public get behind my shows, there’s no reason why we can’t bring the cameras to Grantham.

“This is a chance for people to show Grantham is a fight town – and that they want big boxing shows here.”

This weekend’s show features three title fights – and a former amateur star whose featured regularly on Sky Sports.

Callum Johnson, from Boston, struck gold when representing Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India and since turning professional, he’s powered to 10 straight wins.

He aims to make it 11 wins out of 11 against Poland’s Bartlomiej Grafka in Grantham and, also on the show, Adam Kettleborough, Jamie Williams and Daryl Baptist will fight for titles.

Chris Glading makes the short trip from his South Witham home to make his professional debut – and he looks sure to have plenty of support for his light-middleweight fight with Mike Jones, also making his debut.

Greaves added: “All the ingredients are there for this to be a really good show.

“There’s some top local talent on the show and I think everyone who comes along will have a good night’s entertainment.”

Tickets for the show are available on the door, starting at £30. Doors open at 6pm and boxing starts at 7pm.

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