This Sunday Peterhead’s ‘King” Artur Selivanovs will take another step towards becoming a professional boxing champion.
The fighter will travel to Grangemouth at the weekend for his second professional fight.
Artur made his debut on the undercard of heavyweight contender Gary Cornish of Inverness and his training partner and team mate Darren ‘Trayn-Wreck’ Traynor in Aberdeen on March 25.
It was a dream debut for the Peterhead native as he took on experienced Northern Irishman Ben Mulligan and showed a cool head and precise punching to box circles around Milligan, winning 6 out of 6 rounds.
After that fight Artur wanted to get straight back into the ring and as soon as the date of May 21 was offered he jumped at the chance.
“When my manager called me it took me one second to say yes.” Said Artur.
“I love being in the ring and I feel like it is my place to shine, I just want to keep putting on a show for my fans and want them to enjoy this journey with me and I want to bring professional boxing to my home town of Peterhead.”
To make that happen, Artur must make sure that he keeps on winning fights and building his fanbase.
Artur’s manager David McAllister said: “I plan to do everything in my power to help Artur get the nights he wants.
“When we spoke before he turned professional he told me that he wanted to win titles and top the bill on shows in Peterhead and I want to make sure that becomes a reality.
“My brother Lee was a pioneer in bringing professional boxing back to Aberdeen and I want to do the same for Peterhead, bring Professional boxing to the Blue Toon.
“I hope that the people get behind their first professional boxer and show that Peterhead can host big nights of boxing.”
Artur’s fight this coming Saturday in Grangemouth is on a packed card of nine bouts that has some of the brightest prospects in Scottish boxing showcasing their talent.
Artur will once again be hoping to steal the show and said:“I gave the fans a good show at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen and I would like to thank all of the fans who turned out there to support me.
“I hope that my fans will show me the same great support when we travel to Grangemouth and I thank each and every person that supports me and hope that I can do them and Peterhead proud.”
If you would like to follow Artur on the next leg of his professional boxing journey this Saturday you can buy tickets for the show at the Grangemouth Sports Centre.
Tickets are £40 for boxing only and £60 for the ringside seats if you want to be closer to the action and transport is available to take fans from Peterhead to the sports centre and back again.