The Plymouth pugilist is loving life as a professional boxer and makes a swift ring return after bouts in September and December – both at York Hall against foreign opposition in the shape of Csaba Bolcskei and Alex Bazza. The 28 year-old super lightweight recorded shut-out victories on both occasions and has his eyes on a hat-trick of wins when he takes on Luton’s Duane Grimes on Saturday, 30th January.
“As an amateur I had a successful career with over 30 contests but I’m much more comfortable in the pro game,” he told www.uko-boxing.com. “It suits me down to the ground to be honest. Everybody always said it in the amateurs that my style will really suit the pro game.
“I feel confident with the longer rounds and I like the smaller gloves. In my opinion it’s a real fight rather than just a tip tap point scoring game and they are more organised without worrying about people pulling out all the time.
“I’m very excited for the show. It will be the first time I will have boxed as a professional in Plymouth. Tickets have gone really well and the support has been fantastic. There is going to be a great atmosphere on the 30th at the Guildhall and I just can’t wait to get in there!
“My opponent is Duane Grimes. He will be my first English opponent so far. I do not know a lot about him as I leave that to my coach, Jack Green. Jack studies my opponents and comes up with the perfect game plan; I just work on what he gives me.
“Training has gone great. This is my third camp back-to-back, so I am already there with the fitness; to us it’s all about improving every camp and working on any mistakes from the last outing. We’ve had some great sparring. We put some miles in around the country to spar with some top British level fighters thanks to my sponsors Total Rebuild Fitness & Strength, Pro-Fit Contractors, Drew & Co, SILI Sunglasses, WJD Plastering and Everyone Active
“It’s all worth the travelling in the long run when you get the results.”
Plymouth’s Chris Adaway tops Western Country Boxing’s ‘Brawl At The Guildhall’ show against Londoner Danny Parsons for the British Challenge Super Lightweight Title whilst fellow Plymouth pugilist, Courtney Richards, takes on Wolverhampton’s Joshua Burke in a six round cruiserweight contest.
Exciting Plymouth-based super middleweight, Cristian Hoskin-Gomes, takes on Stoke’s Mark Till whilst Plymouth trio – welterweight, Ross Roberts (super lightweight), Jack Bellingham (welterweight) and Louis Aitken (super lightweight) complete the card.
Tickets are £30 or £60 Ringside and are available by calling: 07793 016 572. Doors open at 6:30pm with boxing commencing at 7:30pm at Plymouth Guildhall, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2AA.