Dundee’s Mike Towell (11-0-1, 8KOs) is zoned in on becoming mandatory challenger for Bradley Skeete’s British title.
The Welterweight puncher has to contend with the challenge of Wales’ Dale Evans (11-3-2, 3KOs) on September 29 at Glasgow’s Radisson Hotel, in order to achieve his objective of a British title clash with Skeete; and ‘Iron’ Mike is pulling out all of the stops in training camp in order to make sure he is victorious on September 29.
“Training gone well. I’ve been training full time for this fight and I’m feeling the benefits.”
“I’m a scaffolder by trade so being to have time off to focus on training has been good and many thanks to my work for allowing me to have the time off to focus on this fight.”
“I’ve been sparring all over the country along with doing our own thing in Dundee and it’s gone perfectly. We have a set routine and it’s gone well. I’ll be 100% ready for September 29.”
Many would argue Dundee has been starved of quality professional boxing for the most part over recent years; however Towell has his sights set on bringing big time boxing back to Dundee.
“There’s always my usual crowd that are always loyal and supportive which I’m very grateful for. For this fight there has been a lot more people in Dundee taking an interest. Hopefully this interest can spiral as I’d love to bring a British title fight to Dundee – headline a show and tear the place up!”
“I’m a Dundee fan and I’d love to fight at Dens Park. That would be brilliant”
Standing in the way of Towell is Gary Lockett trained Dale Evans who pushed former British Champion Sam Eggington all the way in October of last year. Despite this impressive performance, Dundee’s Towell appeared to not be the slightest bit concerned about his Welsh counterpart on September 29.
“I don’t care about Dale Evans, it’s all about Mike Towell. I’m not the slightest bit interested in what he’s done. My coaches do their homework on Dale Evans I just work hard and get results.”
In the lead up to this fight there has been some back and forth comments made between both fighters’ sets of supporters online. ‘Iron Mike’ gave his take on what he’s seen and continued to give his opinions on his opponent.
“I’ve been told he’s saying a lot of nonsense online. I don’t really use social media but what’s I do know is if he thinks I’m one dimensional well let him think that as I’m going through him.”
“He’s trying to big himself up. I’m not – people talk about me. I just do the business in the ring.”
“He’s saying he has power. Look at the records, they speak for themselves.”
The fired up Dundee man left us with some parting quotes as he prepares for an evening of boxing at Glasgow’s Radisson Hotel, live on STV, on September 29.
“I’m going to go in, give him his dinner, put on my best performance, and crack on to the British title.”