BRENDAN Ingle believes Lee Duncan will be the latest ‘star’ to emerge from his famous gym’s production line.
The 22-year-old Sheffield light heavyweight has a below par record. But the wily Grand Master of the St Thomas gym believes he is about to make a surge up the rankings. “Duncan has had a lot of other things in his life, like further education, but I think Lee can be a star one day” said Ingle, of the 6ft 1in fighter who has won four and drawn two but lost six.
Duncan takes on Kenny Anderson, 28, in Edinburgh on Saturday, looking to extend his win record.
It will be a test as 28-year-old Anderson has lost only one of 14 battles.
Last year Anderson beat Sheffield’s Carl Wild, but was knocked out by George Groves, in a tussle for the Commonwealth super-middleweight title.
Ingle said: “Our gym is packed out at the moment but Lee is one who is catching the eye.
“He has come on leaps and bounds. His strength is that he is very difficult to hit - he is so elusive that few people want to fight him.
“He is a hard grafter and I see good things ahead for him.”
Another Ingle craftsman, lightweight Jon Baguley, is on the same Alex Arthur undercard.
Baguley, the 23-year-old ‘Swinton Slugger’, takes on Scotsman Jason Hastie.
If Baguley comes through unscathed, he will contest the central area title with Tommy Coyle at Hull on October 7.