It will be one of the most magical moments in the annals of Blackpool sport if boxer Brian Rose makes history in Brooklyn, New York, next month, when he bids to become a world champion.
So it is highly appropriate that the Blackpool firm of Magic Holidays are offering value deals to travel out to New York to see what all of Blackpool hopes is history in the making.
Never before has a Blackpool fighter won a world title, and only one, Brian London, has challenged for the ultimate prize in the sport previously.
Magic Holidays are gearing up to back ‘Brian The Lion’ all the way and are offering packages for the boxing showdown that has captured the imagination of fight fans.
The contest for the World Boxing Organisation version of the world light-middleweight title between Rose and American champion Demetrius Andrade takes place at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, on June 14.
Magic Holidays share in the excitement the fight has engendered and their attitude is epitomised by all at the firm, which is based at Suite Nine, Forsyth House, 16 Queen Street, Blackpool.
General manager Ian Moore said: “We really want to get behind Brian and get the best prices possible, so as many of his fans as possible can go from the Fylde to support him.”
“As it says in our slogan: ‘Let’s Go and Hear The Lion Roar!’
“Our involvement came from an old schoolfriend of Brian’s who works at Magic Holidays, Mark Hawley.
“Mark has watched Brian’s progress over the last couple of years, so when the chance arose to sponsor him we jumped at the chance.
“When the world title fight was announced, we started looking at packages to New York.
“The team here are vastly experienced in selling packages across the United States, with over 100 years of travel experience.
“We deal with several US-based suppliers and hold contracts with all the major airlines.”
Magic Holidays is the package operator to the US and is based in Blackpool – it is fully ATOL-bonded.
The website address to access is www.magicholidays.com,
Magic Holidays are part of a larger travel group – sister company Travelup is one of the largest flight-only specialists in the UK (www.travel up.co.uk)
The group has vast experience of organising packages for sporting events.
There is a cricket tours specialist, www.quality-
There is also a South American specialist, www.bravo-travel.com, which has been selling packages for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The number for inquiries is (01253) 311991.