George Hennon opponent named for March 4 outing
Unbeaten welterweight, George Hennon (2-0) will get a tough test in his next scheduled bout on March 4th against the aggressive Newark fighter, Fonz Alexander (3-25) at the Grays Civic Hall.
The Kent-based 21-year-old’s third pro bout will serve as Alexander’s 30th contest on a Carl Greaves Promotions show. Both boxers share a victory over the same opponent in Matt Seawright previously.
From Snodland in Kent, Hennon said of his forthcoming 27-year-old opponent, “I know it’s a step up because he comes to win and that type of style will be perfect for me.
“My previous two opponents have been so good at their job but were defensively orientated, I think he’ll take a few risks and throw shots, which benefits me.”
The 21-year-old’s third professional outing will double up as trainer Johnny Greaves’ 37th birthday.
“George has shown his desire to push on and see how far he can go,” said Greaves from Dagenham. “I’m happy to put him into a risky fight because I think he’s good enough.”
After participating in 100 professional bouts himself, Greaves is confident that Hennon has the style to beat the Nottinghamshire boxer.
“Against Fonz, who walks forward and lets his hands go, George will do well because he is a counter-puncher. He’s got the skills and the class to beat him all day long,” said Greaves.
A former English and European kick-boxing champion, Hennon has so far defeated both his opponents on points, prevailing against the seasoned veteran Matt Seawright (5-122-5) on his pro debut in June 2015 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, “I’m 100 per cent ready for it.”
Hennon trains out of the famous Peacock Gym in London’s East End with trainers, Johnny and Frank Greaves, and teammate Sonny Whiting who shares the same bill for the first time.
“It’s wicked to have Sonny with me on the first show together,” Hennon enthused. “I think he’ll do well against his opponent. I’ve sparred Sonny already and it gets more competitive between us as we go on and get sharper.”
Hennon benefits from plenty of quality sparring in the Peacock Gym with two-time Southern Area title challenger, Ryan Taylor and unbeaten internet sensation, Romeo Romaeo based at the same facility.
“Romeo 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 with some top sparring.”
Following his previous performance over Wyatt, a 32-year-old journeyman from Torquay, Hennon complained of a bad back which was treated by his physio as sciatica. A wrist injury also kept him out of the gym for a few weeks but despite the minor damages, Hennon continued to train daily to stay ready for the next fight.
“I feel perfect now, no niggles at all,” clarified Hennon. “Everything’s spot on, feeling really good. Getting the fitness back and the weight is coming off nicely.”
The 147-pounder operates in the talent-laden welterweight division currently topped by IBF World champion, Kell Brook. Promoter Carl Greaves set the limit for the contest on March 4th at 10st 5lbs.
“I weighed in at 10st 4lbs in my last two fights,” he declared. “I starved myself on my debut a little bit but my last fight I had a bit of breakfast on the day and was fine.”
Support for Hennon’s second bout topped the turnout on his pro bow and also had world title challenger, Frank Buglioni in the crowd in support.
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 titled, ‘New Kids on the Block’ 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 in 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 against the aforementioned Sonny Whiting to complete the exciting card.
For tickets to the show please contact Team Hennon on 07534 502 289. Follow George Hennon on Twitter @georgehennon12