Saturday will see a new boxer take to the ring as Levi Ferguson is set to make his pro debut writes Ben Gibson.
While breaking into the pro scene could cause some boxers to be nervous about the jump not only in level but also in the task that they will have to endure. Ferguson features on BCB Promotions’ show at Walsall Town Hall.
However, Levi is confident in his pro debut telling BCB-Promotion’s, “I am confident and also excited, it has been a long time coming, a lot of work has been put in at the gym and I am ready for this.”
Making the jump to pro can be a difficult step, however, Levi stated, “I love to train and I love the sport, the intensity of the pros has come quite naturally to me.
“I got into the amateur side of the sport as a senior with the goal of becoming a pro after I had built up a base and gained experience.”
With this being Fergusons first fight it could be natural for the Midlands fighter to go into it with some hesitation, however he told BCB, “I am confident and excited for the fight, it has been a long time coming.
“A lot of hard work has been put into this in the gym and I am ready for this next step.”
When preparing for the fight Levi said, “I have been having regular sessions with intense circuits and I have had plenty of variety in my sparring.
When preparing this time, I have varied up my sparring and I have really focused on both my speed and my timing.
“I have decided to focus on these areas because I feel that, that is what needed improving as it will help me improve putting my combinations together.”
“The fact it has been held locally in my hometown of Walsall allow not only help with ticket sales but it also the local support to come and see.
“Life is very short and I don’t see why with hard work and dedication I cannot make it to the very top.
“I love the sport and I love all forms of combat training so that is definitely a helping hand.
“I believe I am supposed to be exactly where I am now and I am looking forward to what is ahead of me.”
Tickets, priced at £35 standard and £65 VIP ringside, are on sale now from the Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. It will be £40 for entry on the door.