Chas ‘Bomber’ Symonds feels the bell is ringing for his time ahead of his WBF World Title fight in Paisley on 23rd April.
The Croydon fighter with a strong record of 18-9-0 (5) is brimming with confidence ahead of his fight with Craig Docherty.
With 24 years of boxing experience behind him, Chas’ tale is a familiar one to most in the boxing world.
Enticed into a local club as a means of rectifying an issue with two local bullies, but quickly realised he had found his calling.
The lad from the South London Borough took to the sport enthusiastically, winning the South-East divisionals with Hollinton BC.
His nickname of ‘Bomber’ stems from his time in the amateurs and a period which Chas remembers fondly.
He said: “I was boxing David Burns who was the England captain at the time, and when I knocked him out my fans just started chanting “Bomber.’’
Supporters that have followed his entire career are important to him and he hopes to repay their confidence by travelling home with the WBF belt.
Coming to the end of a punishing 10 week training camp the fighter is extremely grateful to his three sponsors.
ADL Transport, Simply Building Company and Chasa Scaffolding have provided much needed financial muscle to alleviate the burdens which face all fighters.
His trainer, Thamesmead’s Ryan Barrett, who has made a welcome return to boxing after an illness has been pushing Chas to the limit.
Having won over 10 rounds in the past, the championship distance holds no fear to the South-Londoner.
Symonds is knowledgeable and exhibits that typical respect for his opponent that the sport of Boxing brings.
He says of Glaswegian Craig Docherty: “We have known each other for years through the BBOC.
“I’ll never say anything bad about him but I’m not coming to make up the numbers.
“I’m coming to win on the 23rd and this is a fight that will be talked about in Scotland for years to come.”
To find out whether the bomber hits its target interested fans can purchase tickets from the fighter himself or via Colosseum promotions.