Tinker ready to grab ABA glory

Matthew Tinker is gunning for ABA success at the Echo Arena in Liverpool this weekend

Matthew Tinker is gunning for ABA success at the Echo Arena in Liverpool this weekend

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Former Scarborough ABC boxer Matthew Tinker is heading to Liverpool’s Echo Arena hunting for ABA glory next weekend.

Tinker, who now boxes for London-based Dale Youth, was edged out in the final of the Irish ABAs earlier this year and will be aiming to go one better this time around.

Light-heavyweight Tinker won the London ABAs and then was forced to fight a qualifier to make it through to the last eight in Liverpool.

Tinker goes up against familiar foe Joshua Buatsi, Thomas Whittaker-Hart, Ashley Vanzie, Reece Ellis, Gary Mayor, Dan Azees and Bryce Goodridge in his bid to achieve ABA success.

The weigh-in starts from 7.15am on Friday April 24, with the quarter-final draw following shortly after.

82kg quarter-finalists

Joshua Buatsi (South Norwood and Victory)

Thomas Whittaker-Hart (Rotunda)

Ashley Vanzie (Platinum) Reece Ellis (Spennymoor)

Gary Mayor (Bad Boyz)

Dan Azeez (Essex University)

Bryce Goodridge (Basingstoke)

Matthew Tinker (Dale Youth)

Follow Tinker’s progress on Twitter via @SN_Sport.