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First-Class’ Sparring For Bowater Ahead of Fifth Professional Fight



Wolverhampton super featherweight, Des Bowater, has been sparring British Lightweight
Champion, Martin Gethin, in the build-up to his fifth professional fight.

The 22 year-old appears on EJKO Promotion’s ‘March Mayhem’ bill in Walsall next month and has been tuning up for his first fight of 2014 with what he describes as ‘first-class’ sparring with the British Champion.

“Sparring Martin is a privilege,” Bowater told www.uko-boxing.comn. “He is very tough and relentless.

“He’s first-class and definitely brings out the best in me when we spar. It’s really valuable and I’m learning a lot from him.

“It gives me the chance to understand the pace you have to set when you are fighting for ten or 12 rounds. At the moment, I’m competing in 4 rounders but, as I said recently, I want to step up to six rounders soon and then push on from there.

“Martin is a good guy to base myself on. He’s very down to earth. He could win a world title and his attitude wouldn’t change. I’m enjoying he experience and it’s helping me as I prepare for 1st March.”

Topping EJKO Promotions’ ‘March Mayhem’ show is the British Masters Welterweight Title fight between Stourbridge’s Steven Pearce and Sheffield’s Ryan Hardy and the Bronze Masters Light Welterweight clash between Walsall’s Luke Paddock and Stoke’s Kevin Hanks.

Dudley light middleweight, Kyle Spencer, Halesowen super middleweight prospect, Lennox Clarke, West Bromwich light middleweight, Tom Stokes, Stoke’s welterweight, Josh McLaren, all feature on the undercard alongside Leicester welterweight, Ryandeep Nandha, who makes his pro debut. Troy James, Ollie Lambert and James Montgomery no longer feature.

Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. Grosvenor G Casino Walsall will be staging a fun casino on the night and the aftershow party takes place at the Pitch Sports Bar and Grill on Bridge Street, Walsall.