We are pleased to announce that Irish boxing legend Steve Collins will be coming to Lincoln, Takeover Promotions bring you this exclusive event on the 22 September 2018 for a special treat for our VIP guests of in addition to a world class kickboxing card at Deans Sports and Leisure and in order to getting all VIP tables sold well before the event we have decided to extend our brilliant early bird purchase discount to 31 July 2018.
Who is Steve Collins?
Former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion, Steve Collins is a legendary Irish boxer. Not fulfilling his potential until into his thirties, Collins has competed against some of the best boxers ever to fight. A wonderful boxing speaker, Steve mixes anecdotal tales of his times in the ring with invaluable advice learnt from a career in a brutally competitive environment.
Winning 26 amateur titles before turning professional in Massachusetts in October 1986, Collins got his debut fight against Julio Mercado, knocking him out in the third round. Steve’s rise to fame and peak performance is a topic discussed often by Steve as a boxing speaker, discussing the intricacies of the process along the way.
Spending six years in Boston, Collins gained the Irish middleweight title and fought many close bouts before moving back to Belfast under the management of Barney Eastwood. Trained by Freddie King, Collins won the WBO middleweight title in 1994 after defeating Chris Pyatt. Relinquishing his title the following year in order to move up to super middleweight, Collins defeated the revered long reigning champion Chris Eubank to win the WBO title. Consistent performance is an attribute relatable to both business and social environments alike, establishing Steve as a pre-eminent sports speaker on the after dinner speaker circuit.
Going on to defend his title on multiple occasions, including two fights against Nigel Benn. During the preparation of his latest title challenge bout, against a young Joe Calzaghe, Nigel became injured and retired in 1997 after a long journey in order to secure a fight against longstanding rival Roy Jones Jr. Despite an attempt to come out of retirement to fight his rival in 1999, Steve was unable to get his wish. Now an after dinner speaker , Steve touches on a multitude of topics, ranging from maximising success to drive & determination.
This exclusive event will be hosted at the outstanding Deans Sports and Leisure in the heart of historic Lincoln City centre. Promoter Shawn Burton have pulled out all the stops to throw the ultimate 5* party! Everyone can enjoy the festivities with Steve Collins in this stunning venue at a special early bird price of only £50 (before 31 July) or £65 after this date.
The VIP Package Includes:
- VIP red carpet entry into the venue at 5pm for arrival & champagne reception
- Meet & greet Steve Collins for a professional photo included in the price
- Entry into the event hall to take your allocated table seating by our team of VIP hosts
- Be hand waited on by the Takeover Promotions staff whilst you relax with table service
- Enjoy listening to the career of Steve Collins on stage from the man himself including a special audience Q&A session with top host Malcolm Martin
- Steak and Chips meal
- Two complimentary bottles of wine
- World class kickboxing card
Dress Code: Suits/Dresses
To buy tickets call the ticket hotline on 07900 932690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the header ‘VIP Tickets – Steve Collins.’
The show features some of the countries very best fighters in action, with a fantastic professional headline bout between Karl Johnson (Combat Academy, Barnsley) and Marcus Powell (Perun Gym, London), Keegan Roberts first defence of his ISKA World title against Spain’s Miguel Heredia Trinidad, Lukas Nanartavicius defending his European title against Combat Academy’s Callum Hennesy, Phil Robbins defending his Midland title in a rematch with Dom Barnard, Lewis Etoria challenging Trojans Darrly Jones for the 64.5kg Midland title, a rematch between Tommy Crossland and Ireland’s Eric McCormack, the professional debut of Lincoln’s Gvido Granauskis, Kraig Green meets Otis Waghorn for the English K1 title, Ruslan Gerasimovic fights for his first title against Sheffield’s Kristobal Horvath, DJ Tollerton fights the formidable Stiven Tomashevic for the Takeover Boxing Title, a great junior K1 English title between Fight Shacks Oliver Clark and Thai Academy’s Stevie Weldrake and a host Lincoln fighters including Matt Kennedy, Jamie Richardson, Ricky Ward and Michal Grzegorczyk make this a night not to miss.