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D.P Carr discusses Jan 22 return live on BoxNation

The 25 year-old from Sidcup won his first professional fight in devastating fashion when he sparked out Coventry’s Aaron Flinn with a powerful right hand in the second round.

Still buzzing from his professional debut at the Harrow Leisure Centre in last October, Carr is excited ahead of his four rounder against Swindon’s Joe Beadon over four rounds

He said: “I can’t wait to get back in the ring on the 22nd. I’ve shown people what I’m capable of and I definitely think that I’ll win a few more in that fashion. I’ve got a hard right-hand and I’m always looking to bring excitement to my fights. I like to have a bit of a fight and I love to entertain everyone who comes along to watch me,”

“This year is all about progression. I’m looking to have around four or five fights and obviously I’ll be looking to beat whoever’s put in front of me. Everything is a learning curve at the moment and as long as I end the year with a zero next to my name I’ll be looking to have a crack at the Southern Area title next year.”

Alan Smith, trainer of Carr, is excited about his fighter’s potential and believes he has a bright future in boxing.

He said: “Dan’s always been a nice neat boxer, but he’s got this tremendous one punch power that he pulls out of nowhere and he’s laying kids’ out, which isn’t easy to do in the amateurs. As we all saw in his pro debut, he’s got a devastating right hand and if he catches you with that it’s all over. He’s a cracking lad and very easy to work with, he trains as hard as anyone I’ve ever worked with and his professionalism is a joy.”

Carr is equally complementary of his trainer and is currently enjoying training alongside the likes of WBO European Champion Bradley Skeete and top super-bantamweight Lewis Pettitt.

He added: “I’ve learnt so much from Alan. In the last few weeks everything seems to have fallen nicely into place. To begin with I found the transition from amateur boxing quite difficult but Alan’s helped me come on leaps and bounds. I’ve been sparring well recently and things are really picking up,”

“We have a proper laugh in the camp, you’ve got the likes of Bradley and Lewis. Training alongside these boys really gets the best out of me and I’m always looking to learn from them.”

Bethnal Green’s famous York Hall is famed for its close and intense atmosphere and Carr is hoping to bring another strong following for his next fight.

He added, “Since my last fight everyone around my area has been showing me lots of support. I’m looking forward to giving them plenty of excitement when I fight and they can expect the same at the home of London boxing, The York Hall, on the 22nd January.”

Headlining the show is Ryan Walsh making the first defence of his British Featherweight title against Darren Trayner. Chief support on the card sees Dulwich’s Ahmet Patterson face Ryan Aston for the Vacant IBF Intercontinental Super-Welterweight Championship; on the undercard Erith super-bantamweight Lewis Pettitt makes his comeback; Dagenham lightweight talent Ediz Hussein competes in a six rounder; West Ham super-welterweight Sam McNess; Chelmsford super-middleweight Billy Long; Chingford lightweight Archie Sharp; West Ham super-lightweight Ben Smith and Sidcup super-featherweight D.P Carr.

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