Sam Evans a born and bred fighter

Hatton 13/05/2016

Mark Robinson

SAM EVANS says he was made for fighting and he’ll prove it in Walsall this Saturday night (May 14).

The 20-year-old is quietly spoken outside of the ring, but inside it, he lets his fists do the talking.

This weekend he gets the opportunity to stretch his perfect professional record to four victories when he faces Bulgaria’s Teodor Stefanov on Hatton Promotions and Black Country Boxing’s co-promotion at Banks’s Stadium.

“I’ve always been a fighter, it’s something that my dad bred into me when I was a kid so being a professional boxer is perfect job for me,” he said.

“People keep telling me I need to talk more and make more noise, but I think that as long I keep doing the business in the ring then that says enough.

“I could say I’m going to do this and that to my opponents, but there’s no need. They will know what I’m all about when the bell rings.”

Despite fighting being in his blood, Evans admits that he has added many more levels to his arsenal since linking up with British boxing legend Ricky Hatton last summer.

“I was pure aggression when I first turned pro. I just wanted to get close to my opponent and let my punches go,” he recalled.

“Ricky has taught me so much and although I’m still aggressive, I know when to take my foot of the gas and look for the openings now.

“It’s still early in my career, but I think I’m a completely different fighter to what I was a few months ago. If I can learn so much in such little time, it’s frightening to think what I’ll be capable of in a year or so.”

This Saturday’s show also features Evans’ stable mate Nathan Gorman alongside the return of former British lightweight champion Martin Gethin and unbeaten prospects Chad Sugden and Kieron McLaren. Rowley Regis’s popular Jason Welborn is also in action against William Warburton.

Tickets are £30 for standard unreserved seats and £60 for VIP tickets which includes table service and a two-course meal. Call the Walsall FC Ticket Office on 01922 651 414 to book.