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PUBLISHED: 14:30 03 June 2015

How would Upminster's Frank 'The Tank' Hazel fare in the boxing ring? (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

How would Upminster's Frank 'The Tank' Hazel fare in the boxing ring? (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Upminster blogger Nicky Ison dreams about a boxing bill the club could put on

This past Saturday, we like many clubs ordered the pay-per-view boxing on Sky Sports. With the recent hype of the Mayweather and Pacquaio fight, PPV boxing is very much a TV event which can attract a crowd.

During the past few weeks there has been a lot of chat of what would be the dream Upminster Cricket Club boxing card. After a few Brahmas and Gordon Gins later the card may look a bit like this:

UCC Bantamweight Championship:

Alex Bottoms (12/1) v Michael Larke (8/11)

Michael Larke should win this fight whilst still smoking his cigarette. There is more chance Alex bats through the first over of an innings than winning this fight.

UCC Light Welterweight Championship:

Mark D’Cruz (11/10) v Adam Quested (3/1)

Mark’s hit and giggle technique could prove fatal against the strong Adam Quested. Once in Adam’s vice grip, Mark will be KO’d quicker than England in a World Cup.

UCC Middleweight Championship:

Nicky Ison (2/1) v Frank ‘The Tank’ Hazel (4/1)

Frank will be no match for the stronger Ison brother. Frank has the reach to cause trouble but has a suspect able glass chin.

UCC Heavyweight Championship:

John Curtis (1/3) v Billy Wright (4/1)

The battle of the two big men should be an enthralling encounter. Both fighters are now in their fitness prime so it should be a slobber-knocker. Billy’s windmill punching technique is dangerous but the power of John Curtis should see him victorious.

Main Attraction:

Paul Middlemiss (8/11) v Paul Scott (6/1)

The match up everyone wants to see between the two longest serving lower team captains in history. This will not be pretty but would provide sheer comedy value. Post-fight curry is a definite.

(All odds provided by infamous booker maker Sponge Power Odds)

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