Ali Adams Vows ôItÆs My Time Now ö Ahead Of Oct 9th Prizefighter - Heavyweights IV
London based Iraqi Heavyweight, Ali Adams is in confident mood ahead of his upcoming fight with former WBU Heavyweight World Champion Matt Skelton in the opening bout at the Matchroom Sports promoted Prizefighter - Heavyweights IV at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London this coming Saturday.
Following his final sparring session, with Damian Campbell at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, Adams turned to his coach Johnny Eames and simply said, ôIÆm readyö to which Eames drolly replied ôYeah, youÆre ready, ready for four on the heavy bagö. A huge smile broke across the big IraqiÆs face, he was right and JohnnyÆs reply confirmed it as there was no discussion, no debrief.
After the training session Adams, who is one of the less well known fighters taking part in SaturdayÆs star studded Prizefighter - Heavyweights IV, made it perfectly clear that he was looking towards the Sky Sports televised event to æput him on the mapÆ when he said, ôWhat he (Matt Skelton) has achieved heÆs achieved, but this is my time. This is my big chance you know, itÆs my time now.
I came to this country when I was sixteen, I had no family next to me, I was just all by myself. I was going to college in the morning and going to work afternoon and evening. I love boxing but I would only get to training at night , you know twelve o'clock, one oÆclock. It was hard but I love boxing and carried on.
I turned pro three years ago, it was hard I have no sponsors itÆs just me on my own. I keep on boxing, I didnÆt give up, kept doing it, kept doing it. IÆve had twelve fights, IÆm still struggling but I love boxing.
Prizefighter is my chance to show people I can box, you know, ItÆs my big chance, IÆm not wasting it.ö
Ali Adams versus Matt Skelton is set to be the opening bout of the night, with the victor in that fight facing the winner of the second bout between Kevin McBride, who was the last fighter to beat æIronÆ Mike Tyson and TootingÆs Franklin Egobi.
On the other side of the card the winner of the Sprott and Hughes clash will face either unbeaten Irishman Declan Timlin or Shane McPhilbin.
PRIZEFIGHTER HEAVYWEIGHTS IV DRAW
Matt Skelton v Ali Adams
Kevin McBride v Franklin Egobi
Michael Sprott v Danny Hughes
Declan Timlin v Shane McPhilbin
VIP and Ringside tickets are sold-out for Prizefighter Heavyweights IV but there are a limited number of unreserved tickets (ú35) available on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com, call 07960 850645 or in person at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town.