Respected Shannon joins team for Kays title clash

Bob Shannon will work in the Team Sykes corner on fight night
Bob Shannon will work in the Team Sykes corner on fight night

Respected trainer Bob Shannon will be in the corner alongside Julian McGowan and John Tallant for Gary Sykes’ British title fight with Ashton’s Jon Kays.

McGowan was delighted to have another piece of the Team Sykes jigsaw in place, saying: “Bob works few corners these days as he has his own commitments but he has agreed to do it for us on Saturday, which we really appreciate.

“Bob knows boxing inside out and it’s good to have a third opinion in the corner.

“I’ve worked with some great people but Bob is the best and has an amazingly calm manner on fight night.”

Shannon is regarded as one of the best people to wrap boxers hands and he will have the important role of ensuring Gary’s are looked after.