BRADFORD’S Lion Gym are ready to showcase some of their best talent in another bumper show this evening.

The local boxing club will be hosting 16 amateur fights at Bradford City’s Football Banqueting Suite, Valley Parade, with over 500 spectators expected to be in attendance.

Senior boxer Jamie Broom, who hasn’t fought on a Lion Gym home show for a while now due to injuries and matching difficulties, will top the bill.

Ten of the 16 amateur bouts will feature a fighter from the Bradford based club, and with tickets priced at £15 per person, spectators are set for a great night of entertainment.

Looking ahead to the event, head coach of Lion Gym, Khalil Alam said: “It’s going to be a great event with lots of great bouts.

“It will be a night of showcasing some of Bradford’s best amateur boxers and we’re delighted to be able to do that at Bradford City in the Banqueting Suite.

“Jamie Broom, who is one of our most experienced fighters, will get the chance to fight on one of our shows again which is exciting. We feel that we’ve match him well.

“Unfortunately for him, because he’s a good level now and he’s more experienced than a number of amateurs within the area and further afield, it can be hard to find him a willing opponent, but this Saturday we feel we’ve got it right with selecting his opposition fighter.”

Alam added: “Not only that, but we’ve also got a number of young fighters who are making their way up in the sport, while some are starting out on their journeys. For them, it will be a great opportunity to showcase the work that they’ve been producing in the gym on a weekly basis.

“It’s a very exciting show and we can’t wait to host it.”

A handful of fighters will be observing Ramadan on Saturday before the bouts; however, Lion Gym have scheduled the fights for 7:30pm which is a slightly later time to when their events usually commence.

Alam said: “We had Ramadan in the back of our minds when setting this event up because around six of our fighters will be observing it on fight night.

“With that in mind, we are getting the fights underway a bit later than usual which allows the fighters who are observing Ramadan to hydrate themselves before boxing.

“So, all credit goes to them for making themselves available to box on the show. They’ll still be fasting throughout the day, so they’re a credit to the sport and the community we have down at Lion Gym.

“As the saying goes, the show must go on.”

If you want to attend tonight’s event hosted by Lion Gym at Bradford City’s Banqueting Suite, the weigh-ins start at 6pm while the fight action gets underway at 7:30pm.

Tickets are priced at £15 and card payments will be accepted on the door.