AliAdams Spars Tyson Fury To Prepare For Prizefighter
The WorldÆs only Arab Heavyweight boxer, Hammersmith, London based Iraqi, Ali AdamsÆ team called the æbig gunsÆ in to help him prepare for his upcoming appearance in the massively successful Matchroom Sports promoted Prizefighter series, which makes itÆs welcome return to York Hall on Saturday the 9th October with Heavyweights IV.
Adams, who will be facing former WBU World Heavyweight Champion Matt Skelton in the quarter final of Prizefighter, today sparred English Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, London.
Following the sparring session a beaming Adams said, ôYeah, I was sparring with Tyson Fury. Johnny (trainer Johnny Eames) called me last night and told me IÆm sparring Tyson today.
HeÆs a good boxer, I sparred with him four rounds. IÆve never sparred someone as big as him, heÆs very big, very tall. The sparring went very well, and I was like using my jab with him, even though he has a longer reach. He has a long reach but I still landed the jab on his body and his face, so sparring went very well.
IÆve been sparring with Dutch Cruiserweight Mitchell Balker, Light Heavyweight Joel McIntyre and Heavyweight Damian Campbell and now Tyson so I think IÆm working it out with everything itÆs been amazing and itÆs been going so well for me.ö
Adams then spoke briefly on his chances of winning the ú32,000 prize up for grabs at Prizefighter - Heavyweights IV, ôIÆm very fast for a Heavyweight, IÆm the fastest Heavyweight in the country. I think because of the speed IÆve got. I think Prizefighter is perfect for me. No one is going to cope with me with my speedô
On Wednesday boxing legend Evander Holyfield performed the quarter-final draw for the Heavyweights IV, which see the Adams drawn to face the highly decorated - British, Commonwealth, EBU and WBU World Champion - Matt Skelton in the fourth quarterfinal at Prizefighter - Heavyweights IV on Saturday 9th October at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.
In the opening bout of the night will feature IrelandÆs Kevin McBride, the last person to beat æIronÆ Mike Tyson, against former British Champion Michael Holden.
The second fight of the night will see former British Masters Champion Carl æThe FridgeÆ Baker against the yet to be named æWildcardÆ fighter.
The third quarter-final of the night Michael Sprott locks horns with Sunderland's Danny æBoyÆ Hughes.
Tickets for Prizefighter Heavyweights IV are available now at ú35 (unreserved), ú60 (ringside) and ú100 (VIP) û call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.