Chris Adaway is confident of getting back to winning ways and exorcising the demons of his last hometown appearance when he fights on Western Country Boxing and Carl’s Boxing Stable, ‘Summer Sizzler’ at Plymouth Guildhall on Saturday, 30th July 2016.
Adaway topped the bill at the Guildhall back in January but succumbed to defeat at the hands of London’s Danny Parson’s for the British Challenge Super Lightweight Title.
Since then, the Plymouth road warrior has fought in Edinburgh, Sheffield, Buxton and Bolton but is determined to have his hand raised next month.
“You can’t beat the feeling of fighting in your home town,” he told www.uko-boxing.com. “The atmosphere with all your fans there is amazing so I am really looking forward to it. As a home fighter you nearly always win unless you get knocked out, which unfortunately happened to me when I was last in Plymouth.
“It 100% makes a difference with the judges when you are the home fighter. I have fought as an away fighter and I should have won so many of them but it has gone against me because I was the away fighter so that is disappointing.
“I am always confident and I am sure I can get the win here. You could put me in with anyone and I will convince myself I am going to beat them. I honestly believe I am going to win my next fight and then I can take that into my fight in Plymouth.”
The super lightweight has a reputation of ‘having gloves, will travel’. Of his 21 professional fights, only two have taken place in his hometown. The 22 year-old hopes to fight in Plymouth more often and feels the sport is on the rise in Devon.
“I would love to fight in Plymouth regularly but in the past the shows haven’t been put on frequently enough for me to do that,” he added. “The plan is to have another one in September so hopefully this one goes well so we can have regular shows.
“I think boxing in Plymouth is definitely on the rise. There weren’t enough professionals down here to make it happen before but now a few lads have turned pro so now we have the boxers to make it happen here.”
Super middleweight stable-mate, Cristian Hoskin-Gomez, also features on Summer Sizzler.
There’s a battle of Devon as Plymouth’s Ross Roberts look set to take on Exeter’s Faheem Khan at welterweight whilst a trio of debutants are also set to feature.
Launceston bantamweight, Marcus Hodgson, and Cornwall cruiserweight, Marcus Kelly, are set for their professional debuts whilst Plymouth lightweight, Des Newton, and Guernsey middleweight, Tom Duff, complete the card.
Tickets for Summer Sizzler are £30 or £50 Ringside and are available by calling: 07958 398 355. Doors open at 6:30pm with boxing commencing at 7:30pm at Plymouth Guildhall, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2AA.