‘The Eagle’ Ochieng returns on Froch v Kessler card, eyes British title
English light-middleweight champion Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng is back in the ring on May 25 after being added to the mouth-watering rematch undercard between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler.
The Kenyan-born fighter, who is now based in Stoke Newington in London, has lost just once in fourteen outings since turning pro and has high hopes for 2013 after his recent points win over Frederic Serre at Wembley Arena.
“The Eagle’ is scheduled to be landing with a great and outstanding performance at the O2 Arena under Froch vs Kessler,” Ochieng told World Boxing News.
“I have no opponent yet and there is no particular fighter that I can say would like to fight. However, I want someone who will help me on my way to the top and someone who I can skilfully beat and look good against.
“I have a great team, I have great promoter and I have a great manager/trainer in Bryan Lawrance. My team are doing great job at choosing my opponents and whomever they choose that is next up in line to get beat up, I always step up to the plate.
“My job is to train hard, pray hard and be in the best shape, which I am usually in and most importantly, to give my fans their money’s worth with my performance.”
The 25 year-old has been linked to a fight with British champion Brian Rose in the past, but with the Blackpool man stepping up in class against Joachim Alcine on April 20, that could leave an opportunity open for Ochieng in the near future.
“Without a shadow of doubt, God willing, I will be collecting the British belt this year on my way to bigger and better things,” said Ochieng.
“I am more determined and focused like a thief in the night, I am working harder and I will finish this year strong and possessing a title.
“Big thanks to my Sponsors Glen Insurance and Addison Lee and a big thank you to my supporters. I have the best fans in the business.
“EEEeeeagle, EEEEeagle, EEEEeagle. Yes, the Eagle Has Landed!” he added.