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Otis Griffin Ready For Jeff Lacy

Light Heavyweight Otis Griffin is looking to bounce back into the big time with a win over the highly rated and former IBF champion Jeff Left Hook Lacy in Florida on the 10th April. Griffin has joined forces with newly formed Talon Boxing Management which consists of Keith Allen and John Tandy who is best known for resurrecting the career of other light heavyweight title contender Yusaf Mack..

Griffin is training up in Lake Arrowhead, California at high altitude and knows this is the fight that could launch him back into the big time. Griffin previously won the Oscar De La Hoya’s reality television show “The next great champ” then won the NABO title against previously undefeated Mike Nevitt, since then he has not been able to capitalise on the success, he took a late notice fight against Danny Green in Australia, and then was badly weight drained in the loss to other reality star Jesse Brinkley. Griffin then returned back to light heavyweight to defeat journeyman Carl Cockerham before heading out to Germany and giving away over 20lbs by the time of the fight losing out to German cruiserweight Enad Licina.

Now he returns fitter and stronger than ever and ready to make a statement, the bout is set at 173lbs which favours him, being the bigger man. In regard to the fight Griffin is quoted in saying “I am the Cinderella man and Lacy is going to be my Corn Griffin, for the first time I have had a perfect camp, my preparation at John Tandy’s high altitude camp has been excellent, I have had great spearing at the Wild Card in LA, with the like of Vanes Martirosyan and in camp with top middleweight prospect Brandon Gonzalas, both guys are much faster than Jeff is going to be, apparently Jeff is already talking about a potential date with Roy Jones, looking past me is a mistake.

New coach John Tandy has been impressed with Griffin’s work ethic and ability to follow instructions, as always I have a game plan for the fight and as long as Otis doesn’t get caught with anything silly and follows the plan we have been working on I am more than confident he will come out on top in this one.

Article posted on 03.04.2009



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