East Durham College Sports Lecturer Nicola Douglas, Sunderland boxer Glenn Foot and East Durham College Head Boxing Coach Dave Binns

College Coaches Set To Be In Corner For National Title Fight

Thu, 2015-02-26 16:35

Two East Durham College coaches are getting set to be in the corner at a major boxing event this weekend.

East Durham College’s head boxing coach Dave Binns and sports lecturer Nicola Douglas will be in welterweight boxer Glenn Foot’s corner for his English title fight against Ahmet Patterson at London’s 02 Arena on Saturday night.

The fight will take place as part of a huge boxing card which will see Cheshire boxer Tyson Fury defend his WBO International Heavyweight Title against German Christian Hammer.

Nationally renowned coach Dave Binns has been working with Glenn at East Durham College’s Boxing Gym over the last few months to get him in top condition and is proud to see the former Prizefighter champion get a shot at a national title.

Dave said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Glenn and I believe he has what it takes to win the fight.

“He has trained really hard for this and he will go to London knowing he is in great shape and has the ability to beat Ahmet.

“It’s going to be a great showcase for Glenn, and Saturday should be a brilliant night of boxing.”

The whole boxing card will be live on BoxNation TV from 7pm, and watch out for the team with their East Durham College t-shirts on display!!

For more information on the East Durham College boxing academy contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222.