Boxing: Promoter may sue council

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The promoter Frank Maloney has threatened to take Bury Council to court over its treatment of the reigning British and Commonwealth flyweight champion, Adey Lewis.

Lewis challenges the Frenchman David Guerault for the European title at Bowlers Leisure Complex in Trafford Park, near Manchester, on Saturday, a fight the Bury man wanted to happen in his home town.

But the council voted earlier this year to ban professional boxing from any of its venues, while still allowing amateur and kick boxing.

Maloney, joint promoter of this weekend's show, said: "After the fight I will be having discussions with Adey's manager, Jack Doughty, in order to set up a promotional deal which will hopefully lead to a world title shot next year.

"We then plan to stage the contest in Bury and next week will set up another press conference in order to sort out the matter with the council. If necessary we will take them to court. "