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Bracebridge's Nathan Decastro to take on Louis Byrne in professional fight debut

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: September 25, 2012

Hungry: Nathan Decastro is set for his first professional fight

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Nathan Decastro cannot wait to entertain his growing number of fans when he makes his professional debut in Cleepthorpes next month.

The middleweight prospect will face Louis Byrne on the undercard of Amir Unsworth's BBBofC Midlands Area lightweight title defence against Kevin Hooper on October 19.

Guildford fighter Byrne has lost 29 of his 31 fights making Decastro favourite to pull off his first professional win.

Having always been a good ticket seller as an amateur, Decastro is set to be backed by another exceptional following for the short journey north.

And he cannot wait to demonstrate his talent and begin his career with a bang.

"It is my debut and you have to go out there and put on a show," he said.

"I'm not one for taking a backwards step, I'm always on the front foot and looking for a knockout.

"That's the way I am and I have sold plenty of tickets on the back of that style.

"I'm not one for sitting back – I like to entertain my fans.

"I'm sure it's going to be a terrific night, not least because it's on the undercard of the Unsworth-Hooper bout which will be a great fight.

"I'm really looking forward to it. No doubt I will be nervous, I always am.

"But it's good to be like that because it focuses your mind on the fight.

"But I'll have a good number of fans there and their support is fantastic."

Decastro is a product of the Bracebridge boxing club which has produced some excellent fighters for more than 30 years.

And he is hoping to follow in their footsteps and become another prodigy for the gym.

It is overseen by Denny Oliver whose service to Lincoln boxing over many decades has been outstanding.

"It's a fantastic gym and it has produced some great fighters over the years," he said.

"It's a special place with a great atmosphere – we are all the best of friends and Denny is brilliant.

"There is no doubt about it, it is a tough gym but it certainly brings the best out of you.

"I love training there and I've got to thank Gary Jenkinson, Johnny Clay and my dad Frank for the way they have looked after me and the way they are training me too."

Tickets for Decastro's debut are already on sale and there will be coaches travelling from Lincoln to Cleethorpes and back.

For more information and to purchase tickets contact Decastro on 07793 441296.

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