Former Lion amateurs return to ring at York Hall

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA)

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA) - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

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Two former Lion amateurs are in action at York Hall on Saturday night as Louis Isaacs and William Webber compete on a Sinfield Star promotion.

Isaacs, who has won each of his three professional bouts to date on points, has been matched against lightweight rival Dylan Draper.

The 21-year-old was most recently in the ring in October, with Isaacs beating Mohamed Mahmoud on points at the Tottenham Green Pools & Fitness Centre.

And Isaacs will be hoping to collect win number four on Saturday when he faces Draper, who has lost all 22 of his bouts since turning pro last year.

Webber will also go in search of a fourth win as a professional against an opponent who is yet to be named at the time of writing.

The middleweight has lost just once in five bouts since turning pro last year and has won each of his last two.

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The 20-year-old will aim to collect a third straight win on Saturday when he steps into the ring at York Hall.

*Hackney light heavyweight Anthony Yarde has been added to the undercard of Deontay Wilder’s WBC world heavyweight title defence against Tyson Fury in Los Angeles in December.

Yarde’s opponent for the bout at the Staple Centre on December 1 is still to be confirmed, but the card will be screened live on BT Sport Box Office.

The 27-year-old was last in action in October when stopping Walter Gabriel Sequeira in the fourth round of their bout at the Brentwood Centre.

Yarde has won all 17 of his fights since turning pro in 2015.

*Hackney’s Singh brothers had mixed fortunes in the quarter-finals of the National Association of Boys’ and Girls’ Club Championships.

With both siblings fighting representing Repton, Amo made it through to the semi-finals of the 49kg category after his opponent failed to show up for the weigh-in.

Ram, meanwhile, lost on a split decision against Chadwell St Mary rival Alby Hill in their 44kg quarter-final.

The beaten Singh is sure to be cheering his brother Amo on at the semi-finals, which take place in Surrey this weekend.