Adam Harper training in Tenerife ahead of third pro bout

UKO Boxing 18/08/2015

TEWKESBURY boxer, Adam Harper, is enjoying some warm weather training in Tenerife as he prepares for his next outing.

The 27 year-old has made a perfect start to life in the pro ranks, recording back-to-back victories over Latvian duo, Edgars Sniedze and Dmitrijs Ovsjannikovs.

Now, as he prepares to make it a hat-trick of victories, he is enjoying a two-week camp at Boxeo Povedano in Tenerife ahead of his latest outing in Gloucester next month.

Harper takes on teak-tough Kevin McCauley at GL1 on Saturday, 12th September and has vowed to be in tip-top shape come fight night.

“I have nothing but respect for Kev,” Harper told www.uko-boxing.com. “He’s been there and done it with all the good kids in the country. He’s an ex Midlands champion so that shows what he can do. I’ve seen him fight a few prospects and push them all the way and he should have really got the decision”

“But at the same time this is a fight I have to win if I want to progress in my own career, I cannot afford to lose at this stage of my career.”

Harper has been joined in Tenerife by stable-mate Lennox Clarke, who is himself preparing for his latest appearance on a Matchroom Bill, in Birmingham on 17th October. Having a fellow prospect in camp has, according to Harper, helped push him during a rigorous camp.

“Again I’ve sent myself off to Tenerife for a training camp to make sure I leave no stone unturned ready for the McCauley fight,” he added. “I genuinely believe there is no man in the country who trains like me, so come fight night I will be ready for a good dust up and I want to win well.

“Can I thank my sponsors C&G Scaffolding, Planet Logistics, National Plastics and Halfords Butchers for supporting me for this fight and allowing me to travel abroad to prepare. “Having Lennox here is a real help too. He’s a beast and is looking great. We’re helping each other along.

“I’ll be more than ready come fight night and want to give my fans, the best I’ve seen at small hall shows, a night to remember.”

Plymouth’s Chris Adaway takes on Gloucester’s Andy Harris for the British Challenge Lightweight Title whilst the likes of Akeem ‘Riiddy’ Ennis-Brown, Kane Stewart, Dean Evans and Luke Maisey also feature. Tickets are £35 standard or £50 Ringside and are available by calling 07772 466 790.