Chris Adaway is buzzing to get back in the ring in his hometown next weekend but first, the Plymouth super lightweight is off to Liverpool’s Echo Arena to fight on the undercard of Tony Bellew’s WBC World Cruiserweight Title defence against BJ Flores on Saturday.
The 23-year-old will be hoping to get through unscathed when steps in with undefeated Steve Brogan before focusing his attentions on Western Country Boxing’s ‘Fright Night’ show at the Plymouth Guildhall on Saturday 29th October.
“I have heard Steve Brogan is short and that he really should be a super featherweight so straight away that means I am going to keep it long and work behind my jab,” he told www.uko-boxing.com. “I think my jab is one of my best shots so that is perfect for me.
“I am really looking forward to being in the Echo Arena. It is always a great experience to be on these big shows and it doesn’t get much bigger than a big world title show.”
Adaway has a congested schedule and will be in the ring four times in October alone but he insists he enjoys the busy periods.
“I love to box. If you put me in with anyone then I will do my best no matter what.
“I always feel in great shape. I am always ticking over in the gym so anytime I get a call, even on short notice, I am ready to go.”
Adaway was narrowly defeated by Kieron McLaren earlier this month in his quest for a second British Challenge Belt and he believes being the away fighter cost him the result. The Devonshire Pugilist is therefore desperate to get back to winning ways when he fights in his hometown at the end of the month.
“I thought I boxed really well. I think a lot of people thought I deserved to have my hand raised that night but unfortunately it went to him. That is the way being in the away corner goes I am afraid.
“Plymouth is definitely the one I have been waiting for. I got I offered a fight on the 22nd but I turned it down because it is too close to the Plymouth fight to risk it.
“I always turn up with the same mentality whether I am home or away. I always give everything for the win. But with everyone cheering me on it will give me that extra motivation to push that bit harder.”
Plymouth duo – welterweight, Jack ‘The Ripper’ Bellingham , and lightweight, Des ‘The Destroyer’ Newton, and also feature on Fright Night at Plymouth Guildhall over the Halloween weekend. The show is sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Walsall.
Guernsey’s Tom Duff takes on Plymouth’s Cristian Hoskin-Gomez for the British Challenge Middleweight Title.
Exeter welterweight, Faheem Khan, and Launceston duo, Wes Smith (debut) and Marcus Hodgson complete the card.
Tickets for Fright Night 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.