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Ali Adams - Audley Harrison on May 26th; Foster Jr-Elizabeth on 4/21

With only six weeks until the big title fight on 26th May we thought it was about time to have a word with ‘The Tiger’ Ali Adams who takes on the world renowned Audley Harrison in a 10 round heavyweight dust-up.

Adams is an unheard of fighter for many a casual boxing fan, however his name has been cast into the limelight ever since his fight with Harrison was announced by promoter Steve Goodwin.

The fight was originally due to take place this weekend, but with injury hampering ‘A-Force’s’ training camp the whole bill was moved back 6 weeks until 26th May. Adams though has taken a back seat throughout the whole build-up to the fight, something the Chelsea based man has no problem with. ‘I am very happy to sit back and watch Audley talk the talk, I have been working away in the gym getting myself into great shape, I don’t need to talk to a video camera whilst I’m training, I need to be fully focused’

‘The Tiger’ is though slightly aggrieved about how much talking Harrison is doing over he’s personal channel on YouTube, he said ‘Everyone knows if Audley could fight like he talks, he would be the greatest heavyweight known to man. Unfortunately this isn’t the case and Audley probably has the most tarnished name within the sport.’

He continued ‘I’m getting bored of uncle Audley talking about redemption, clean slates and fresh starts because seriously, how many slates does he want? Everyone knows he is the bookies favourite and that’s great because it gives me another reason to drive harder everyday in the gym with Don Charles.’

It has been claimed by many boxing critics that Adams is not even a top domestic level fighter and many have given him no chance at all, however the 30 year-old can’t wait to prove everyone wrong on May 26th ‘Most of my life I have been the underdog and given little chance, but look at where I am now. People can write me off that’s fine because once I beat Audley in Brentwood, I’ll be looking to take on the next fool who thinks I am an easy ride’

He’s last words on Audley Harrison were simple, ‘He talks the talk but never ever walks the walk, It will be clear for all to see that, on May 26th at the Brentwood Centre, Essex’

Tickets are available at www.goodwinpromotions.co.uk

STEPHEN FOSTER JR vs. Jose Antonio Elizabeth on April 21

STEPHEN FOSTER JR will tackle Jose Antonio Elizabeth before attempting to win the British super-featherweight title.

Foster Jr, 32, meets the Nicaraguan over six rounds on the bill topped by Anthony Crolla’s British lightweight title defence against Derry Mathews at Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday April 21.

Provided Salford’s former European champion wins, Hatton Promotions hope to match him against domestic king Gary Buckland this summer.

Hatton Promotions CEO Ricky Hatton said: “A fight between Buckland and Foster Jr is a potential fight of the year candidate.

“A lot of people wrote Steve off after he lost the European title to Ermano Fegatilli, but has dusted himself down and got on with his career.

“Whoever wins the British title fight would have a great chance of facing Fegatilli who has found it hard getting work since he beat Steve.”

Other Contests: Jon Lewis Dickinson v Matty Askin (10x3 cruiserweight), Jazza Dickins v Yuri Voronin (6x3 super-bantamweight), Lucas Browne v Paul Butlin (6 rounds heavyweight), Adam Little v Chris Jenkinson (6x3 welterweight), Tommy Stubbs v Selected Opponent (4x3 bantamweight), Ryan Doyle v Selected Opponent (4x3 featherweight).

Boxing starts at 6.15pm and tickets are on sale. They are priced at £35 general admission, £55 floor seating, £75 ringside and £100 VIP Ringside. You can buy by calling the Hatton Box Office 01925 755 222, Ticketmaster 0844 847 2500, Ticketline 0844 888 9991, any boxer on the bill or online www.hattonboxing.com

Article posted on 13.04.2012



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