Denaby star Jones tipped for title glory

Trainer Dave Hulley.
Trainer Dave Hulley.

Trainer Dave Hulley is backing Adam Jones to spoil the party in Barnsley tonight.

The Denaby Main fighter will be in the main event at the Metrodome, taking on Stairfoot’s Matthew ‘Buster’ Mallin for the vacant British Masters light middleweight crown.

And Hulley is fully convinced Jones will triumph in Mallin’s backyard.

“I think Adam is going to win,” Hulley told the Times.

“It’s going to be a hard fight but Adam will come through it.

“Buster is a strong kid but I just think Adam is a better boxer than him.

“It’ll be tough in the first few rounds but I think Adam will start to pick him apart as the fight goes on.”

Jones has been forced to head out on the road for fights due to low ticket sales.

Hulley insists this has helped the 21-year-old develop into a better fighter.

He said: “Adam’s had no choice but to travel really but his desire has never wavered.

“He’s come on loads over the last year or so, we’ve been really impressed with him.

“He’s still got plenty to learn but he’s still a baby.

“If this fight was another 12 months down the line, I think Adam would walk it.

“He’s definitely good enough at this point to win it and he’ll deserve to for the work he’s put in.”

Jones heads into the fight on the back of two draws, including an impressive stalemate with Sheffield’s Dave Fidler who was originally expected to face Mallin this weekend.

Many at ringside thought Jones had done enough to win the fight with Fidler and the performance put him in contention for this bout.

Mallin – who trains with the Wale family in Wath – previously contested the belt, losing to Fidler in his only defeat in ten professional fights so far.