Price card taking shape

Kirk Goodings (light shorts) fighting Yousuf Al Hamidi at Rainton Meadoiws last night
Kirk Goodings (light shorts) fighting Yousuf Al Hamidi at Rainton Meadoiws last night
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The card is almost confirmed for Scarborough cruiserweight Danny Price’s homecoming show at the Scarborough Spa.

Price will top the bill on Saturday May 11, while there will also be appearances from a quartet of up and coming fighters from the North of England.

Sunderland’s Kirk Goodings will be aiming to improve his promising record, which has seen him collect eight wins from his opening nine bouts as a pro.

After five pro starts the 23-year-old earned a promotional deal under Frank Warren after winning boxing’s version of X-Factor, Camp 24. This led to him being managed by world acclaimed coach Tunde Ajayi at the famous Peacock gym.

The north-easterner, known as Bulletproof, also recently challenged for a British Masters title, but lost out by a narrow 116-115 verdict against Steve Williams - his only defeat.

Kirk said of his bout in Scarborough: “It’s great to be this active as I’m knocking on the door of titles so staying active is very important. By the end of 2013 I want to have a title and be ready for a British title.”

Goodings has twice seen off Birmingham’s Sid Razak, who lost on points to Scarborough’s Chris Hooper earlier in his lengthy career.

Also on the bill will be Leeds-based super flyweight Terry Broadbent. The 24-year-old has claimed seven victories in his fledgling seven-fight record.

County Durham’s Thomas Ward has a 100 per cent record so far since turning professional.

There is also set to be a light welterweight fight, which will include Durham’s Neil Hepper, who has claimed four wins in his six professional contests.