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Miller Relishing South Shields Away Day

Stoke’s novice welterweight, Scott Miller, will make the journey to South Shields on Thursday for his first pro fight outside the Potteries. Miller, victorious in his first two starts in the professional code, will face 22 year old Chris Mullen in his home town. The contest will represent Miller’s second outing in three weeks..

Mullen has won his first three professional bouts including a narrow 6 round points victory over Miller’s Chester based teammate Chris Goodwin in what was a debut fight for both boxers. Miller scored a shutout points victory over the seasoned veteran Karl Taylor in his own debut last year and most recently stopped Craig Tombs in the final round at the Kings Hall at the beginning of March.

In what looks like a genuine 50/50 match Miller will need to live up to his ‘Relentless’ tag if he is to overcome the cultured Mullen on his home ground. The conflicting of styles of the two men promises to set up a typical fighter against boxer clash.

“I’m glad to be out again so quickly after my last fight,” said Miller. “When I turned professional I said that I wanted to be kept busy and that I didn’t mind fighting anywhere.”

“I know I have a lot to learn as a professional and the best way to get the experience is in the ring. Win, lose or draw on Thursday night I will gain from the experience and it will help make me a better boxer which is what I want.”

“It’s a shame that it’s so far away from Stoke because I have a good following and most of my fans won’t be able to make it. I will be fighting in Stoke again in May I hope and I promise my fans that I’ll keep trying to thrill them.”

Article posted on 17.03.2008



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