Chester’s Chris Goodwin will step between the ropes to face Swansea’s James Lilley on an Impact Boxing promoted show at Stoke’s Fenton Manor Sports Complex scheduled for 12th May.
Goodwin last appeared in Stoke in February when he secured his first victory in boxing’s paid ranks. During the six round points win over the seasoned Kristian Laight Chris demonstrated his ability to switch from orthodox to southpaw and back again at will; a talent that completely outwitted the more experienced man.
Goodwin will meet Lilley in a 6 round welterweight contest, the match being made at 10st 3lbs. The bout appears compelling with both men now sharing an equal record of one victory and one defeat. Lilley did however score a first round stoppage victory over Anthony Christopher in his debut which suggests that Goodwin will need to be on guard against the Swansea man’s power.
Goodwin lacks any real “dig’ but has, so far, demonstrated that he possesses excellent skills and a good boxing brain. Both fighters will be looking to improve their respective records and the bout has the potential to produce a “classic’ boxer versus puncher tussle.
“I’m pleased with the match,” said Steve Goodwin, father and trainer of Chris, “on paper it looks like the lads are pretty evenly matched. At this stage of his career Chris still has a long way to go and still has a lot to learn. Each fight that comes along presents a new challenge for Chris and presents him with the opportunity to develop his skills.”
Tickets for Chris’s bout which is one of seven on the evening are available from Impact Boxing on 0845 156 7168 or by visiting www.impactboxing.com
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