Luke Jones confident head into Midland tournament

Ringside 13/10/2017

Chasetown’s Luke Jones is thrilled to be part of BCB’s Midlands Boxing Super Series and feels confident going into his first bout against Joe Ducker writes Taran Patel.

Jones is one of eight Midlands boxers who will compete over three nights to be crowned the Midlands Area Super Featherweight Champion.

As well as Jones versus Shepshe’d Ducker, Old Hill’s Manny Zaber takes on West Bromwich’s Jack Summers, Derby’s Indi Sangha steps in with Birmingham’s Waqas Mohammed, and there’s a Tamworth Derby between Louis Fielding and Josh Baillie.

The quarter finals take place at Walsall Town Hall this coming Sunday, 15th October over 6 x 3 minute rounds. Despite eight evenly matched boxers taking part, Jones is in confident mood.

“I feel really confident,” he told bcb-promotions.com. “training has been going well and I’m feeling better than I have done in previous camps.

“This will be my first six round contest so I’ve had to run a bit longer and put in those extra hours for sparring so hopefully it’ll pay off.

“There’s some really good talent in there, I think everyone’s in for a chance of winning there’s some brilliant lads in there actually.

“My short term goal is a Midlands Title so if I can grab that then it would mean a lot, because it means your doors open then for bigger and better opportunities.

“In terms of long term just like any other fighter the aim is always to win a world title but I would love to be able to get on the television as well. This the platform I need to kick on.”

The Town Hall first sees Bloxwich’s Luke Paddock shot at world honours, the IBF Youth lightweight bauble against Myron Mills, the night before the Super Series on October 14.

Tickets for either show are on sale now, all priced at £35 and £60 ringside in advance with the latter including a light buffet. It will be £40 standard entry on the door.

For more information, call the Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. All are sponsored by the Grosvenor Casino Walsall, on Bentley Mill Way.