Hammer to make his debut fight

SeanHammers fan Sean Phillips will make his professional boxing debut at the Copper Box in London this Saturday 8 July.

The West Ham supporter told Claret and Hugh he has been a Irons fan for as long as he can remember telling us this evening:

“I’ve supported West Ham for as long as I can remember, my dad was never interested in football when I was young so my uncle Andy saw an opportunity to make a little Hammer out of me!  He took me to my first game at Upton Park and got me my fist kit. I haven’t been to a game in the new stadium yet but will be up there once this fight is done and out the way.”

Tickets are available from his website at  https://www.sean-phillips.co.uk/

NobleWest Ham season ticket holder Sam McNess also has his latest fight at Copper Box this Saturday.Whitechapel-born McNess challenges Asinia Byfield for the Southern Area super welterweight title this weekend.

In preparation for the fight, the boxer welcomed skipper Noble to his training camp at the renowned Peacock Gym in Canning Town.

“Mark said he would like to come and watch me train a while back,” McNess told WHUFC.com. “I sent a broadcast message on WhatsApp asking if anyone wanted to come and support me in the fight and he replied saying he wanted to buy four tickets, so he will be there on Saturday.

“There will be a lot of support for me and it’ll be very noisy. When I was in the ring at the Copper Box for my last fight, everyone was singing Bubbles and obviously the venue is right next to our ground, so it’s a Sammygreat place for me to fight!

“Mark then messaged me again asking if he could come down to the gym, so he came down and spent about two or three hours with us. He’s such a nice person and it’s great to have his support.”

“For a childhood Hammers fan, having the Club captain in his corner is something to be proud of.”

Let’s hope both Hammers fans come out on top this Saturday!

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter