Carson and Pearce will trade blows in the ring

GLOVED UP:  Horse racing trainers Micky Quinn  (centre) and Paul DArcy (left) with some of the fighters
GLOVED UP: Horse racing trainers Micky Quinn (centre) and Paul DArcy (left) with some of the fighters

Jockeys William Carson and Simon Pearce will swap the saddle for boxing gloves at Eddie Guest’s next white collar event on Saturday, April 22, writes Liam Apicella.

The pair’s exchange will be one of the headline bouts at Innocence Nightclub, which will be full to its 300-strong capacity on the night.

Both Carson and Pearce are trained by Guest and while one has more natural talent for the sport than the other, the Newmarket trainer is expecting an even contest.

“I am hoping to see a nice little tear-up between the two of them. I think they can produce it,” said Guest.

“In the gym, you can see that William has more natural ability and he is getting better.

“Simon is not a natural fighter and he would not throw a punch in anger, but his dedication is amazing.

“He is the last to leave the gym sometimes and because of that he is improving all the time.

“As a result, it is going to be a really close fight. I cannot call the winner.”

There will be a total of 15 match-ups over the course of the evening, which will feature Godolphin Staff and Stables Awards 2017 nominee Jason Favell and 72kg East Anglian and Southern Area champion Jamie Corner, who is based in Newmarket.

Trainers Micky Quinn and Paul D’Arcy are also due to have members of staff 
competing.