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Spencer Ready To Put Frustrating Year Behind Him



Undefeated Black Country light middleweight, Kyle Spencer (6-0), wants to put a frustrating 2013 behind him as he prepares for his first fight in 10 months.

The 23-year appears on EJKO Promotions’ March Mayhem Show at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday, 1st March looking to make up for lost time.

Spencer started last year with a bang, recording a first round knockout of Jimmy Price. He followed this up with a hard-fought points victory over Dee Mitchell in May but, due to a number of shows being cancelled, has been inactive ever since.

“It has been a difficult few months,” Spencer admitted to www.uko-boxing.com. “I started the year with a quality performance against Price and then scored a hard points victory over Dee Mitchell. I thought that it was going to be a good year for me.

“I thought I’d be out again in July but that never happened. I was on a show in September, which I trained for but it got cancelled, then I thought I’d landed a Bronze Masters shot in November but that show got cancelled; it’s been tough.

“I want to put that behind me now though and put 2014 in front of me. I want to make up for last year. It’s great to be on another EJKO Promotion show. They’re always first class and you know that they always go ahead.

“It’s been difficult to stay focused. From last summer, I had about 15 or 16 weeks in camp, training for fights that fell through. It was frustrating. My name hasn’t been out there and I haven’t been earning from the sport but, on the flip side, at least I’ve been in camp for a lot of the time, so my core fitness is still there.

“That’s all behind me now. I’m in training for 1st March and I’m ready to make it seven out of seven. It’s time to kick on now.”

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.

Coventry’s Midlands Area super featherweight Champion, Troy James, Dudley light middleweight, Kyle Spencer, Halesowen super middleweight prospect, Lennox Clarke, West Bromwich light middleweight, Tom Stokes, Wolverhampton super featherweight, Des Bowater, Stoke’s welterweight, Josh McLaren, all feature on the undercard alongside three debutants – Coventry light middleweight, James Montgomery, Birmingham cruiserweight, Ollie Lambert, and Leicester welterweight, Ryandeep Nandha.

Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. The aftershow party takes place at the Pitch Sports Bar and Grill on Bradford Street, Walsall.