Impressive Nathan Dale grabs another win as boxing looks for a venue in Norwich to showcase emerging talent
Trainer Graham Everett saw his newest pro recruit Nathan Dale notch the third straight win of his fledgeling career - and then revealed that the rookie could soon be fighting in his home city.
The 23-year-old city boxer was a comfortable 40-36 points winner over the tough, battle-hardened Danny Donchev - in Peterborough, which was staging its first fight night in four years.
It was the closest Dale has fought to home - having travelled to London and Newark for his first outings. Stablemate Scott Moises is in a similar situation - his last fight was in Plymouth.
However, local boxing parties are actively searching for a venue in which local talent can be showcased, and Everett believes there is light at the end of the tunnel.
'We'd like to stress how helpful it would be to get Norwich shows running again and there are a few of us working behind the scenes to make this happen, so watch this space,' he said.
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'Nathan Dale's fans were excellent in supporting him at Peterborough and we are very grateful for his dad Kevin's efforts arranging coach travel, which in the boxing business is most important.'
The 36-year-old Donchev was forced to call on all his experience to survive through four uncomfortable rounds against the very lively and heavy-handed Nathan.
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'To be honest, Donchev was more defensive than I have seen him in the past on occasions and he did struggle to survive against Nathan,' said Everett.
'These are the type of boxers that Nathan needs to get past to build his experience, keep his unbeaten record, rise up the British rankings and head towards title fights.'