The English light-middleweight title won’t be changing hands, that’s the unsurprising verdict from champion Nav Mansouri who faces challenger Sam Sheedy at Rotherham’s Magna Centre on July 4.
Mansouri – from Rotherham – has shrugged off Sheedy’s recent prediction that he will win by stoppage and said that, although he rates him, he will be too good for his Sheffield rival.
“It’s a good match-up; a 50-50 fight,” announced Mansouri. “He’s got a good record [Sam is unbeaten in 15 fights with three KOs] and it’s a good local fight for me. I’m looking forward to it. As his ‘Speedy’ nickname says he’s fast and I know what he does, but I’ll find a way to beat him, definitely.
“It’s good that he’s confident. It’ll make for a good fight. He’s confident and obviously if he thinks he’s going to stop me then he’s going to come out looking for it. I’ll definitely get the win though and I’ll be ready for anything that he brings.”
With the show beamed live by Spike TV (Channels: Sky 160, Freeview 31, Talk Talk 31, Freesat 141, BT TV 31) both boxers get the chance to impress in front of a huge audience. Add in a clash of styles that fight-insiders are insisting will make for a terrific spectacle, and Mansouri believes fans will be on the edge of their seats.
“It’s great that the show is on Spike TV and in my hometown, and I want to perform for all my fans. One hundred per cent, this will be a great fight to watch. Not only can I can come forward and be aggressive but I can outbox kids as well, and fight on the inside. It’s definitely going to be very exciting.”
Dennis Hobson Promotions presents Nav Mansouri defending his English light-middleweight title against Sam Sheedy at Rotherham’s Magna Centre on July 4. Chief support sees Lewis Taylor versus Grant Cunningham for the vacant English middleweight title.
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