Evangelou: Connor’s title reign expires March 9

Phil Jay 28/01/2013

Light-welterweight contender Chris Evangelou is aiming to put right a judging wrong on March 9 in London after waiting six months to avenge his only career loss to date against Danny Connor.

The 27 year-old, who raced to 9-0 before his eagerly-awaiting maiden title shot against Connor, lost out on the Southern Area belt following a disastrous call by referee Ken Curtis last September and plans of making amends at Wembley Arena after a planned return late last year was postponed.

“I was upset and disappointed that me and Danny never fought on December the 8th, but as a professional I accepted that these things do happen,” Evangelou told World Boxing News.

“It allowed Danny to call himself the champ for a few more months, but I don’t mind because all I know is that the expiry date of his title is March 9th.

“I have never been so hungry and confident before a fight in my whole career as amateur and pro I have ticked every box and uncovered every stone – this time I won’t leave anything to chance.

“All I’m thinking about is my next fight, although my overall goal for this year is to break in to the top 10 rankings in Britain,” he added.

The fight forms part of the massive Matchroom card which includes Darren Barker as headliner, but also includes the anticipated clash between Lee Purdy and Carson Jones at welterweight, plus Wadi Camacho, John Ryder and Prizefighter champion Larry Ekundayo.