Two WBF World Title Fight Heads to Glasgow
Colloseum Promotions have announced they will be holding a special event at The Glasgow Hotel (formerly The Thistle Hotel) consisting of two WBF World title fights as Irvine native Sandy Robb takes on Liverpool’s Tony Moran for the vacant WBF World Cruiserweight Title. Moran will be a stern test for the 11-2 Robb, after beginning and Indian summer to his career after linking up with Vaughan Boxing. Moran was pitted against the legend Roy Jones Jr in September however for still unknown reason Jones Jr decided to pull out, favouring a move to Russian Promoter Vlad Hrurnov. The well traveled Robb has lofty ambitions of his own and is relishing the opportunity of fighting for a version of the world title in his native Scotland.
Joining Robb vs Moran is current WBU Light Middleweight Champion Craig Docherty who will fight a yet unnamed opponent for the WBF Light Middleweight title. Docherty has had an Indian summer of his own to his career after linking up with Colloseum Promotions and will look to add another version of the World title to his collection of belts which includes a Commonwealth Super Featherweight title. Docherty needs no introduction to the Scottish boxing community, having been in with the likes of Michael Gomez, Alex Arthur, Gary Buckland and Ashley Theophane.
WBF Representative Kenny Barr spoke on the prospect of having two world title fights in Glasgow in 2016, “With two world title fights and other title fights planned this is the biggest MBC show in Scotland and could quite possibly be the biggest MBC show in Britain to date. Sandy Robb (11-2-1) has fought all over the world (Canada, Germany) and deserves this chance to fight for WBF Cruiserweight World title against Tony “Dare to Dream” Moran (16-6-0). Moran is a former British and Commonwealth title challenger who is a very underrated fighter, this is a real 50/50″.
“Co-headliner, current WBU Light Middleweight champion Craig Docherty is challenging a yet to be named opponent for the WBF Light Middleweight world title. Anyone who saw Craig’s last outing knows he has plenty left. Big thanks to Thomas Meville for putting on such a big show”.
This is the first time since 1993 that two Scotsman have fought for a version of the World title on the same night, the last being Paul Weir and Pat Clinton. Ticket details for this night of boxing which include a four course meal will be released shortly.
By Chris Glover