Cassius Connor æSpitting NailsÆ And Ready For Adam Battle Oct 10th Showdown
Cassius Connor has left nothing to chance as he prepares for his second outing as a professional boxer at Miranda CarterÆs Left Jab Promotions æ10: 10: 10:Æ event this coming Sunday at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.
Connor, who drew his first pro fight against æDynamoÆ Daryl Setterfield at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley back in February, not only changed his training base and team but also secured top class sparring in readiness for his October 10th showdown with Battle.
Following a grueling training session, under the watchful eyes of his new trainer Alec Wilkey at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, Connor took a little time to talk about his preparations for the fight, ôIÆve been training hard, double hard. IÆve got a new coach since I moved from James CooksÆ gym to the Ultrachem TKO Gym. ItÆs a great gym and a great team around me with Johnny (Johnny Eames), Derek (Derek Grainger) and my main coach Alec (Alec Wilkey).
AlecÆs a lovely fella, he puts the time in with me. HeÆs changed everything, shows me everything, done my boxing really different. IÆm now using all my assets more, heÆs improved my speed, my power and that. IÆm not the back foot fighter I was in my first fight.
AlecÆs got me in the right mindset, everythingÆs gone double well. IÆm fit as a fiddle and ready for action on the 10th.
I havenÆt seen him fight but IÆve heard that AdamÆs a come forward fighter and that he hasnÆt got much other than his power and brawn, so IÆm just gonna look towards my assets. Use my jab, IÆve got a good jab. Speed, in and out. Box him and move off, just be clever and donÆt mix it up with him. If it comes to mixing it up with him, then I know IÆve got the assets to handle it. HeÆs got nothing to bring to the table that I donÆt think I can deal with.
IÆve been sparring with the Southern Area Lightweight champion Ben Murphy, Ricky Boylan. Also sparred a couple of rounds with Bradley Skeet. I had the best sparring thereÆs nothing IÆm not prepared for. BenÆs an absolute roughneck, heÆs a powerhouse, a pit bull. With Adam BattleÆs style its not going to be anywhere near as intense as those sessions. IÆm just gonna get behind my jab and then get him out of there, sorted.ö
Cassius Connor vs Adam Battle will be support to the BBBofC Southern Area Cruiserweight title battle between Leon 'Solid' Williams against JJ Ojuederie
The undercard includes Ashley Theophane versus a yet to be named opponent, Jimmy Ward versus Tommy Marshall, Connor's Ultrachem TKO gym mate æDynamoÆ Daryl Setterfield locks horns for the second time with Ryan Toms in a fiery rematch, whilst Gary Boulden and Toks Owoh battle it out against yet to be named opponents.
Doors open at 2pm and the show begins at 3pm
Tickets for Miranda CarterÆs Left Jab Promotions æ10: 10: 10:Æ event at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Sunday 10th October 2010 are priced ú30 (Unreserved).
For tickets call: 07960 850645, book on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person at The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.