It may have been a bank holiday weekend in the United Kingdom, but Promoter Lee McAllister has been mightily busy finding a top quality replacement for the Danny Williams versus Lee Kellett showdown, that was due to co-headline along with Scott Harrison versus Paul Peers on the UK’s first behind closed doors event, which is expected to take place in late June or early July, subject to the Scottish Parliament announcement of the relaxing of the lockdown restrictions later this week.
The Aberdeen based Five Division World Champion and Promoter, seems to secured not only suitable replacement for the first of a planned fortnightly series of events, but one that will have boxing fans salivating, as today the Aberdeen Assassin announced that Stoke’s unbeaten knockout Artist Nathan Russo (3 Wins all by KO) is set to face big hitting Nicaraguan Wilmer Gonzalez (21-18-1 – 14 wins by KO).
On making the announcement McAllister said;
“Was gutted when Danny pulled out, him against Lee Kellett was a genuine fifty-fifty and that’s the kind of fights we want.
“When I found out Wilmer was still in the UK, it struck me straight away that him against Nathan Russo would be the perfect replacement.
“Both lads love to go forward and are known big punchers, Nathan has stopped everyone that’s stepped in the ring with him and Wilmer has stopped fourteen of his opponents, including WBF European Champion Tommy Jacobs back last September.
“It was a no brainer, it’ll be a cracking fight, an all out war that the fans will love.”
Nathan Russo versus Wilmer Gonzalez will feature on the undercard when Scott Harrison goes toe-to-toe with Paul Peers on the first of fortnightly series of ‘Behind Closed Doors’ events for TV.
Main support sees Orkney based ten time World Kickboxing Champion Caitlin Foran making her Professional Boxing Debut against York’s Carly Mackenzie.
The undercard also features Perth’s unbeaten Gary Wilson (3-0-0) facing off against Liverpool’s Scott McIntyre (4-1-0) and Aberdeen’s Liam Allan making his pro debut against Southend’s Dan Ballard.
The event will take place in Aberdeen and whilst no date can be announced at this time, it is anticipated that there will be an announcement this week by the Scottish Parliament, regarding lockdown restrictions being relaxed, and then a date can be set for either late June or early July.
The event will be broadcast live on Fite TV (worldwide) as well as delayed broadcast in the UK on Sports Channel Network (SCN) Channel 265 on Freeview/YouView.