Darren Townley bids to put shock loss behind him on Sunday

Ringside 01/11/2017

Darren Townley is determined to bounce back from a surprise defeat when he appears on BCB Promotions’ ‘Fireworks at the Hall’ show at the Guildhall, Plymouth, on Sunday, 5th November.

The 30-year-old lost to Ibrar Riyaz last time out, retiring on his stool at the end of the sixth round.

‘The Terminator’ has since changed his coach and his boxing style ahead of this fight and has vowed to be more aggressive from here on in, starting with Michael Mooney when the pair square off next weekend.

“This is a very important fight for me,” he told bcb-promotions.com. “You don’t get many chances in boxing and I know this and I have made a lot of changes here to make sure I turn things around.

“I have left my old coach and I am training with Scott Dann and Carl Robson now. I wanted to alter things and I have done that and changed my style.

“I am at my best when I am coming forward and boxing so I want to get back to that aggressive style.

“I am very confident of getting back to where I should be here. I have had a great training camp and I have been sparring some top guys.

“I don’t know too much about Michael Mooney but I have respect for all of the travelling fighters.

“Riyaz travelled down and got the result against me last time so they are all good fighters and they are all dangerous.

“I have trained as hard as ever for this and I am expecting a challenge.

“I think I need to put on a performance on top of just getting the win. That will boost my confidence and will get me back feeling my best.

“I know he is a tough guy and he very rarely gets stopped, but as long as I get a shut out win and dominate him, then I will be happy.

“I won’t take any chances with Mooney and I want to stay busy, out work him, and then hopefully that will be enough for the win.”

The Plymouth pugilist believes he will be too much for the 32-year-old if he sticks to his game-plan and he feels an impressive performance here can get him back competing for a Challenge belt.

“The plan is to impose myself and go forward and take the fight to him,” he added. I think I can do that against him without getting touched in return so that is the aim.

“If I get a win here, then I will go back in for the eight round fights. This is me building again but after this I would like to go on and have another crack at a challenge belt.

“I think I will be ready to go for that after this fight. I am desperate for a title and that is what is giving me the drive to work so hard and put on an impressive display in this one.”

The event is again sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Plymouth, who will host the weigh-in and Aftershow Party.

Popular Plymouth lightweight, Des Newton, tops the bill as he defends his British Challenge Lightweight Title against Hereford’s Dean Evans.

Tickets are £30 or £50 Ringside and are available by calling: 07958 398 355. Doors open at 1.00pm with boxing commencing at 2.00pm at Plymouth Guildhall, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2AA.