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Exclusive: Adam Machaj, manager Frank Duffin talk domestic hopes ahead of July 15 return

Joe Hewlett 06/07/2017

Adam Machaj is hoping to continue his return to winning ways as he prepares to fight on BoxNation, July 15.

The Oswaldtwistle heavyweight boasts seven KO’s from eleven fights and his manager expects more of the same from the ‘Heat Seeker.’

“I do specialise in heavyweight boxing and believe Adam is one of the top hitters in the world. I know that for a fact, he’ll be in the top five hitters in world boxing at heavyweight,” Frank Duffin exclusively told World Boxing News.

“He did the Chisora camp before he fought Fury and even when Don Charles took him on the pads, he said, ‘I’ve never felt anything like that, ever. I’ve had fighters for Britain, America, Poland and I’ve never felt someone hit that hard.’

Machaj is happy to fight anybody put in front of him, including the likes of Yorkshire lad Dave Allen and Nathan Gorman.

“They are the names I’d like to fight but if they don’t come, I ain’t too bothered. At the time, I don’t think I was ready for the fight with Allen including an injury.

“I slipped two discs in my back, so it took me a while to recover so I couldn’t walk properly.”

Referring to a potential showdown with the White Rhino, he said:

“People talk about it, but I’m honestly not bothered about him. I have no beef with anybody, I’m just fighting who they put in front of me, I don’t get involved with the politics. Listen, put somebody in front of me and I’ll knock them down.

“They’ll get knocked out, it’s that simple, whoever it is,” the 29-year-old added.

Despite talk of the British title, Duffin wants his fighter to concentrate on claiming an Area title before challenging for bigger honours.

“We’re going to be looking at the next fight for the English title and Nathan Gorman looks like he’ll vacate that title for the British.

“We’re looking to get him a bit higher in the rankings and get him into the top 10. The plan is to get the Area title before going for the Commonwealth and British.

“The fight with Allen should have happened 18 months ago. I do believe the way things are coming together with Adam, we have a chance of stopping Dave Allen, there’s no doubt in my mind.”

Machaj is yet to have an opponent named but will feature on BoxNation’s show in Blackpool on July 15.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95

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