Boxing duo hope to take a walk on the Wilde side

Shaun Ireland and George Rhodes want Danny Wilde to sing them into the ring at The Spa
Shaun Ireland and George Rhodes want Danny Wilde to sing them into the ring at The Spa

Scarborough boxers Shaun Ireland and George Rhodes are hoping to have one of the town's top entertainers sing them into the ring when they fight at The Spa in May.

Ireland and Rhodes confessed that they've always wanted Elvis Presley impersonator Danny Wilde to sing him into the ring.

The pair admitted they'd like the popular pub singer to be the man with the mic as they enter the ring on their big homecoming night at The Spa's Grand Hall, which is pencilled in for May 7.

Ireland said: "I've always wanted Danny Wilde to sing me into the ring, that would be fantastic.

"It'll already be an excellent atmosphere at The Spa and that would make it even better.

"Everyone in Scarborough loves Danny Wilde and I'm sure he'd get the crowd going."

The Spa's events consultant Ross Anderson with boxers George Horner, George Rhodes and Shaun Ireland. Picture: Richard Ponter.

The Spa's events consultant Ross Anderson with boxers George Horner, George Rhodes and Shaun Ireland. Picture: Richard Ponter.

Rhodes is also keen for Wilde to get the crowd going come fight night.

"Danny Wilde is great, everyone in town loves him and it'd be great for him to be there stoking the crowd up on the night."