Nathan Heaney delivering tickets to 2,000-plus Stokies

Boxer Nathan Heaney has started delivering tickets to his adoring fans - as thousands of Stokies prepare to cheer him on. The Hitman will be back in the ring at Resorts World Arena, in Birmingham, on Saturday, July 20 for a rematch with Brad Pauls.

It comes after their last bout ended in a draw. The Fenton fighter is the current British middleweight champion with a record of 18 wins and one draw - with six knockouts.

Now Nathan has taken to social media to post a picture of himself holding a tower of tickets ahead of this month's fight.

He said: "Twenty fights in and the harder this part gets the more rewarding it is. It has taken me and Louise absolute days - and possibly weeks - to sort but 2,000+ Stokies will be taking over Birmingham in a big summer showdown where we aim to retain the British title. All that's left to do is deliver them, and fortunately, that's the easy part. See you all soon and thank you all again so much for your support."

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