An exciting professional boxing prospect who boxed live on Channel 5 has teamed up with an estate agent for a new sponsorship deal.

Ashley Marron, from Westhoughton, wowed the crowd at the University of Bolton Stadium when he won with a knockout against welterweight Daryl Pearce.

Since then, the boxer, who has more than 11k followers on social media platform Instagram, has continued training religiously at Boarshaw Boxing Club in Middleton and has now secured a sponsorship deal to take him to the next level.

Westhoughton estate agents Price and Co are known for supporting athletes in the community and could not wait to work with Ashley.

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Co-owner Karl Price said: “Ashley came to my attention by one of my relatives who used to work alongside Ashley at Horwich Leisure Centre.

"Price and Co are sponsoring 11 local football teams in the local area these past two years and we are proud to give back to our local community, so when the opportunity to sponsor a local Westhoughton-born professional boxer Ashley Marron and after meeting Ashley it was apparent the dedication and motivation to go far in this sport.

“I was amazed with Ashley’s attitude and positivity and how he came across, a real down to earth young man who is not only talented at boxing, but he is genuinely such a lovely guy.

“We want to follow Ashley on his journey to become an amazing future star of the boxing world.”

Ashley is set to reveal new details of a fight soon and in the meantime, says he is looking forward to the beginning of a long career.

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He said: “It’s amazing to have such a great local company backing my journey in the pro ranks.

“I spoke to Karl Price last month and he’s honestly one of the most genuine people you could meet.

“They were happy to help me on my journey and I can’t thank Price and Co enough.

“I was invited into the office to meet some of the staff last weekend, and I was made to feel part of the team.

“It’s brilliant to represent a family run business from my hometown.”