Gorman (10-0, 8 KO’s) is regarded as one of Britain’s most promising Heavyweight talents and will look to add to his Central Area title when he takes on the undefeated German next week.
Trained by British boxing legend Ricky Hatton MBE, Gorman is hoping to establish himself on the World Heavyweight scene in the next couple of years, and a win on November 11 would gain him a ranking with the WBC.
“This is another step up for me and the winner will push right up the World rankings,” said Gorman. “The opportunity was too good to refuse, a bigger fight for much bigger rewards! It’s a change of opponent but I’ll remain fully focused on the job at hand and come away with the win on November 11.”
Soltby (13-0, 8 KOs) is promising to steal the show when he takes on Gorman in his second contest in the UK after he demolished Hungarian Ferenc Zsalek in one round at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester earlier this year.
Trained by the legendary former WBO Lightweight World Champion Artur Grigorian, Soltby is hoping to fire himself into the Heavyweight World scene with another explosive performance in Newcastle.
“I see a lot of fighters in the UK who are making waves in the heavyweight division,” said Soltby. “Nathan is one of those fighters and I know I have what it takes to beat him. This is a brilliant opportunity for me to win my first professional title and gain a World ranking with the WBC. Expect fireworks on November 11.”
Main event on a huge evening of boxing in Newcastle sees Former WBO Super-Welterweight World Champion Liam Smith rematch with bitter rival Liam Williams in a Final Eliminator for the WBO Title.
Country Durham’s Thomas Patrick Ward (20-0) will defend his British Super-Bantamweight Championship against Brimingham’s Sean Davis (13-1-0)
Rising Guisborough Super-Lightweight star Josh Leather (12-0) makes the first defence of his IBF European title against Sunderland rival Glenn Foot (21-2).
Explosive Super-Middleweight Mark Heffron (Oldham, 16-0) another of Ricky Hatton’s excellent young stable of fighters, takes on former Tommy Langford and Jamie Cox opponent Lewis Taylor (19-4-1); undefeated Jeff Saunders (11-0) of Sedgefield takes on undefeated Liverpudlian Steven Lewis (14-0)
In addition, local prospects Troy Williamson (Darlington, 3-0) Kalam Leather (Guisborough, 2-0) Joe Maphosa (Thornaby, 1-0) and Michael Watson (Sedgefield, Pro debut) will all appear on the bill.
Tickets for Smith v Williams 2 priced at £40, £50, £70, £100, £150 and £250 are available from:
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