Stoke City fanatic and Middleweight Boxer Nathan ‘Hitman’ Heaney took a step closer to his dream of having a title fight at the home of his beloved team – the bet365 Stadium.
Heaney made short work of his Bulgarian opponent Iliyan Markov last Saturday night. A crushing body shot dropped his game challenger in the 3rd round.
Nathan has an unbeaten record and fights out of promoter Frank Warren’s stable.
The fight was live on BT Sport and Warren praised the atmosphere created by Heaney’s faithful following. 600 tickets were sold by Nathan and he delivered nearly all of them by hand.
The Hitman took the time to pose for selfies and boarded every bus containing his fans to thank them for their support.
Nathan spoke to Moorlands Radio Sport’s Dave Stringer yesterday:
This is Nathan talking to BT Sport immediately after the fight last Saturday: