Frank Maloney Signs Leon ĎSolidí Williams - ĎSolidí Added To 5th Feb Show
Southern Area Cruiserweight Champion Leon ĎSolidí Williams has signed a promotional contract with Frank Maloney. ĎSolidí also secured his first fight, at the Brentwood Leisure Centre on the 5th February, under the Frank Maloney banner.
Article posted on 20.01.2011
27 year old Leon, ranked #6 in Britain by BoxRec, is one of the Cruiserweight divisionís rising stars. He won the BBBofC Southern Area title back in October Ď10 with a virtual lockout points victory over former Southern Area Light Heavyweight champion JJ Ojuederie.
Leon dominated the proceedings throughout, forcing the normally stand up JJ to play it safe and stay out of trouble for almost the whole fight. It was the final round before JJ decided to stand his ground and trade punches with Leon. By then Leonís aggressive all action approach had already earned him the belt, as was shown when Referee Jeff Hinds score card was read out - a decisive 99-92 points victory for Streathamís favourite fighter.
Following a training session, under the watchful eyes of his coach Johnny Eames at the Ultrachem TKO Gym in Canning Town, Leon spoke briefly on his signing with Frank Maloney. ďFinally Iím with a big promoter, Iíve signed with Frank Maloney and Iíve got a great deal.
Iíve been boxing small hall shows for a while, which has been fantastic, but Iíve wanted to fight on a bigger stage and for a promoter that has TV, hence Frank Maloney. Itís great, fantastic.
All Iíve got to do is win and look good for a few fights and then Frank says heíll push me for the British title later this year.
Iíll be out for the first time under the Frank Maloney banner on the 5th February at the Brentwood Leisure Centre on the undercard of Jason Booth and Jamie Arthurís Commonwealth title fight.
Itís a great stage for my Ďdebutí for Frank Maloney so Iím very excited. Iíll get all my Team Solid supporters up there. Itís gonna be good.
Iíve got a new promoter just weeks after signing with Johnny Eames as my trainer. Since Iíve been at the TKO Gym itís just been fantastic. Itís the best gym.
Thereís a lot of big boys here so Iíve been getting a lot of sparring, so Iím really happy about that. Thereís people here with fast hands, thereís punchers. I have to work to deal with them. Itís great Iím learning every time Iím here.
Iíll be right up for it on the 5th, canít wait.Ē
Leon ĎSolidí Williams, against a yet to be named opponent will feature on the undercard of the Frank Maloney promoted Jamie Arthur vs Jason Booth Commonwealth Super Bantamweight title clash at the Brentwood Leisure Centre, Brentwood, Essex on Saturday 5th February 2011.
Also featured on the card will be a six round Super Flyweight contest which pits former British Bantamweight Champion Martin Power against the unbeaten Ashley Sexton.
Commonwealth Gold and Olympic Bronze medalist David Price and exciting Light Middleweight prospect Erick ĎThe Eagleí Ochieng are also featured, against yet to be named opposition.
Tickets, priced £30, for Arthur vs Booth Commonwealth title fight are available now. Call Team Solid Ticket Hotline on 07538 150367 or buy on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com
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