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A NEW style boxing show at the old Troxy Cinema in Stepney tomorrow night (Thursday) could bring a new lease of life to the boxing career of local light middleweight George Hillyard. Canning Town fighter Hillyard, whose pro career started with a first rou

A NEW style boxing show at the old Troxy Cinema in Stepney tomorrow night (Thursday) could bring a new lease of life to the boxing career of local light middleweight George Hillyard.

Canning Town fighter Hillyard, whose pro career started with a first round win at Dagenham's Goresbrook Centre four years ago, is featured on the Mickey Helliet promotion at the one time Stepney Cinema, which has been the home of various events for best part of a century.

Hard-punching Hillyard insists that after a stop-start pro campaign, his career could take off in the months ahead. "This will be my year," said the 24-year-old puncher. "I know I have the ability to go beyond the British title and I am not messing around."

He is back in action after a nine-month break to face Tony Randell, a Birmingham fighter he faced in January 2007 when they fought out a draw.


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He knows that a good win could set him up for a crowd-pleasing Southern Area title showdown with south London banger Sam Webb, and another victory could send him forward to a British title challenge.

Unbeaten Hackney middleweight Wayne Alwan-Arab faces Wayne Downing on the bill which also also features Phil Gill v Johnny Greaves, Jack Morris v Kenroy Lambert and Vinny Woolford v Bheki Noyo.

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Tickets are available from 07985 301699.

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