IT will be a busy afternoon for the Peterlee boxing camp at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, when there will not be a footballer in sight on Wearside.

Dave Binns, coaching out of East Durham College, has 25 per cent of the left side of the annual Summer Rumble Card and he is desperate to see his four fighters make an impression.

Thornley’s Darren Surtees will be the main man to watch following the collapse of stablemate Tom Hill’s Northern Area title derby with Ellis Corrie. He faces Mexican Arturo Lopez.

Hill is in action and is up against Chris Jenkinson, while team-mates Adam Gair and Alex Farrell meet the cruiserweight Dmitrij Kalinovskij and Lithuanian Arvydas Trizno, respectively.

“Darren’s looking mint,” Binns told North-East boxing website Punch-Lines. “If it comes, it comes (a stoppage) but he always looks to best his opponent with his boxing.

“Lopez is a lot better than his record suggests (5-11-3) and I just want to see Darren box and use his skills. A lot of people don’t realise how good he is.”

Surtees impressed in a dramatic encounter against William Warburton on the same show last year. Binns said: “The win over William Warburton stood out for me too.

“Warby came to win but you could see in the first round him thinking ‘I’m not going to stand with this kid’. He is someone who can mix it and make it hard for his opponent but he was out-boxed and out-punched.”

Binns predicts that Redcar light-welter Hill will go on to hit title level, while Gair is looking to build on his debut at the Newcastle Eagles Arena. Kalinovskij’s record suggests he can be unpredictable.

Perhaps one of the most intriguing contests will involve Farrell, a former Greek champion who now attends Northumbria University.

“He’s a lovely kid and he can box,” said Binns. “I’m looking forward to his bout.”

It will be Farrell’s and High Fell’s Jeff Neesham’s first taste of the action, just like 12 months ago when Joe Laws and Terence Wilkinson debuted at on the same show.

Neesham meets Bradford’s Jake Pollard, while Farrell – who has dual nationality and boasts being former Greece amateur champion - faces Lithuanian Trizno.

“I think the fans will enjoy watching Alex, he’s class,” Binns said. “For years he’s been getting the bus down from Newcastle every night, he’s a lovely kid.

“I know his coach very well from Greece, Babis Statiou, and when Alex came over to study at Northumbria University I was delighted to train him.”

“There’s an aura about him. That’s probably one of the best ways to sum Alex up.”

Tickets will be available on the door at the main entrance to the Stadium of Light. Doors will open at 12.30pm with boxing due to start an hour later.