Tom Baker ready to seize title chance at York Hall

Undefeated super-middleweight talent Tom Baker says he’s ready to storm to his first title when he challenges Kevin Greenwood for the Vacant Southern Area title on Friday 27th March at the York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Chingford ace Baker features as chief support alongside Miles Shinkwin’s Southern Area Light-Heavyweight title defence against Richard Horton with Ovill McKenzie’s British and Commonwealth Cruiserweight title defence against Matty Askin headlining an action-packed card, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

The hot prospect, trained by Mark Tibbs, is unbeaten in ten fights since turning pro in June 2012, following a top amateur career at the Repton and West Ham clubs, and trains alongside British, Commonwealth and European Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders.

The 6ft 1in, 23-year-old, with a hammering left jab, believes that he’s now ready to begin his climb up the championship ladder towards bigger honours and Greenwood is a good starting point.

“I’ve served my apprenticeship for nearly the last three years, boxing my way up from four, six to eight rounds and I know in myself that I’m ready to go for my first title and win it,” Said Baker.

“I’m ranked at number 20 in the last British ratings and I know that I can beat anyone from 20 to 10 comfortably and I aim to work through some of these in the next year and, of course, English and British titles are on my agenda,”

“I’m still only 23 and I’ve grown physically over the last couple of years so I wouldn’t be surprised if I ended up at light-heavyweight in the next couple of years, but for now I want to do the business at super-middleweight and clean-up domestically first,”

“I’ve been doing plenty of rounds of sparring with Billy Joe, plus Miles Shinkwin and Kirk Garvey who are both on the card and I know that I can do ten rounds easy.”

Ilford’s Greenwood is coming off a fourth round stoppage win in his last fight over Nikolay Kolyandov for the Vacant International Masters Bronze title and Baker says that his rival will be looking to cause an upset.

Baker added, “It’s going to be cracking fight between me and Greenwood at the home of London boxing and I know that Greenwood will be up for as there’s a bit of professional rivalry between us,”

“Without overlooking Greenwood, though, he’s a good test of my abilities at this stage of my career, he’s game, strong, and will looking to beat me,”

“But I know that I’ve got the boxing pedigree and I’ll have the edge over Greenwood to come out of the York Hall the winner.”

The York Hall undercard features a fantastic line-up of undefeated talent, including Mitchell Smith, the WBO European Super-Featherweight Champion, in a six-round contest; unbeaten Wembley light-middleweight prospect Gary Corcoran; Brighton light-middleweight Lloyd Ellett; Welsh light-welterweight Romeo Romeao; Wimbledon welterweight Louis Adolphe; Clapham light-heavyweight Kirk Garvey and the professional debut of heavyweight Nick Webb.

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