Unbeaten Kent welterweight, George Hennon (2-0) has received confirmation of his next fight on March 4th at Grays Civic Hall on a Carl Greaves Promotions show.
The 21-year-old’s third professional fight will double up as trainer Johnny Greaves’ 37th birthday.
“My next fight is on Friday 4th March at Grays Civic and it’ll be Johnny’s [Greaves] birthday,” Hennon commented. “He said it’ll be my birthday present to him if I get another win!”
A former English and European kick-boxing champion, Hennon has so far defeated both opponents on points, triumphing over veteran Matt Seawright (5-122-5) on his pro debut in June this year and Ali Wyatt (4-28-2) four months later in October.
His third outing in the paid ranks will be his first six three-minute round contest, he confirmed, “Johnny’s gonna’ look for opponents for me to do a six-rounder with and I’m 100 per cent ready for it.”
Following his previous performance over the 32-year-old journeyman from Torquay, Hennon suffered with a few injuries to his wrist and back, he explained, “Never been told that I actually had sciatica before but I’ve always had the pain in my back for about two years now. You can get it really bad or where it’s just a bit tight, I don’t think it’s bad yet or that’s what the physio told me; I’ve had treatment for it.”
Despite the niggles, Hennon has continued to train to stay ready for the next fight, he clarified, “I’ve just been ticking over since my last fight but I will be straight back into the gym in the New Year which gives me a nine week run up to the fight.”
Support for the Hennon’s previous fight topped the turnout on his pro bow and claims that it’s growing bigger still, “I’ll definitely be doing more tickets in my next fight, he enthused. “I went to an unlicensed show the other day and people were saying they recognised me from the paper.”
Hennon trains out of the famous Peacock Gym in London’s East End with trainers, Johnny and Frank Greaves.
Regular sparring partner, Ryan Taylor, was defeated on the first weekend of December by 37-year-old opponent, Ben Day, losing out on the chance to lift the coveted Southern Area title for the third time in his career.
It’s not certain if Hennon will get to train with his teammate in preparation for his forthcoming fight but he declared that there’s plenty of quality sparring available in the Canning Town boxing club.
“Romeo Romaeo is always in the gym looking for sparring so he’ll definitely be around,” stated Hennon. “Hopefully I’ll get down to Surrey to spar Lenny Daws again and Johnny and Frank will sort me out so it’s not an issue.”
Hennon concluded, “It’s going to be a great night and there’s plenty of new skills for me to showcase since my last performance, it’s just getting better and better.”
The March 4th Carl Greaves Promotions show will also feature another two unbeaten prospects plus an exciting, young debutant.
Nigerian-born super-lightweight, Idris Hill (2-0), 30-years-old from Westciff-on-Sea, gets his third outing in under five months of entering the paid ranks.
A product of Ross Minter’s Queensbury Boxing League, light-heavyweight Joe Jackson Brown (3-0), 23-years-old from Banbury, enters into his fourth paid contest against an opponent yet to be confirmed.
Light-heavyweight prospect, Darrel Church (2-1), 26-years-old from Tiptree, looks to get back to winning ways after losing by one point in his previous contest.
After a troubled end to 2015, plagued by injuries and illness, the former unlicensed star is looking to push on in 2016 under new trainer, Mark Massow.
34-year-old super-middleweight, Paul Hilz (2-2) will be looking to get back to a winning record after losing his last fight to Scott Douglas (3-3-2) on December 3rd at the same venue.
Middleweight, Paul Southwick (0-1), 32-years-old, had a nightmare start to his pro career, losing on points to 24-year-old travelling opponent, Sam Wall on his debut. He will be looking to right that wrong in his second paid contest.
Debutant Tey Lynn-Jones, another product of the successful Queensbury Boxing League, makes his pro bow in his home town of Grays to complete the exciting card.
For tickets to the show please contact Team Hennon on 07534 502 289. Follow George Hennon on Twitter @georgehennon12