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Bowater Looking For Pro Hat-Trick

Wolverhampton super featherweight, Des Bowater, is looking to make it a hat-trick of professional victories when he appears on the undercard of Jason Welborn and Max Maxwell’s British Masters Light Middleweight Title fight at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday.

The 22 year-old switched to the paid ranks in May and since then has chalked up two impressive victories – against Michael Stupart and Harvey Hemsley respectively.

On Saturday, he faces fellow 22 year-old, Chichester’s Jonathan Fry (1-7-1) at the venue where he made his debut just four months ago.

“I can’t wait,” he told “I’ve seen a few clips of Fry and he’s a step up from Stupart and Hemsley, which is what I wanted. This is a harder fight than my first two.

“He has good power and likes to come and fight, which suits me. He’s similar to Stupart but he comes forward a lot more. It will be a good fight for the fans.

“It’s a good bill to be on. I like Walsall Town Hall and it’s good to be fighting on the same night as a few of my stablemates like Jason Welborn, Lee Glover and Tom Stokes.

“I’ve done some sparring with Tom and Lee. They’re tough lads so they’re hard to push back, which means I have to work hard and think about my boxing.”

Bowater, who made the finals of the Midlands ABA Championship at 60kg in each of the last two years, has enjoyed the switch from the amateurs. The former Wodensborough ABC fighter believes he is more of a threat in the pro ranks and has also praised the role of his father and trainer, Ken Bowater.

“I think my style is suited to the pro game,” he added. “I think I’ve got the power to hurt people. I enjoyed the amateurs but I always wanted to turn pro.

“My dad has trained me since I was a kid. He took me and my brothers to the gym when I was 9 and has been with me ever since. He’s helped me progress and I really enjoy working with him.”

Tickets to see Bowater in action, priced at £30 and £60 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900.

As well as Bowater versus Fry and Welborn versus Maxwell, EJKO’s ‘Boys From The Black Country: The Aftermath’ show, features 7 other contests.

Stafford’s Rob Hunt faces Birmingham’s Andrew Patterson whilst Stoke lightweight, Kevin Hanks takes on evergreen Sid Razak and unbeaten light welterweight prospect, Luke Paddock, will enjoy a hometown work-out against vastly experienced Nuneaton scrapper, Kristian Laight.

Tipton-born welterweight Anthony Tildesley makes his professional bow against durable South African Bheki Moyo whilst fellow youngster, West Bromwich welterweight Tom Stokes, takes on Tamworth veteran, Matt Seawright.

Tipton featherweight, Lee Glover, takes on Pavels Senkovs for a second time. The ‘Tipton Slasher’ defeated the Latvian on points back in 2010 and will be expecting a similar result when he steps back into the ring for the first time following a near two-year absence.

Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900.

The running order is as follows:

Jason Welborn vs. Max Maxwell – circa 10.15pm

British Masters Light Middleweight Title (10 x 3 minute rounds)

Luke Paddock vs. Kristian Laight

(4 x 3 minute rounds)

Lee Glover vs. Pavel Senkovs

(4 x 3 minutes rounds)

Rob Hunt vs. Andrew Patterson

(6 x 3 minute rounds)

Tom Stokes vs. Matt Seawright

(4 x 2 minute rounds)

Kevin Hanks vs. Sid Razak

(4 x 3 minute rounds)

Anthony Tildesley vs. Bheki Moyo

(4 x 2 minute rounds)

Chris Keane vs. Remigijus Ziausys

(4 x 3 minute rounds)

Dessie Bowater vs. Jonathan Fry

(4 x 3 minute rounds) – circa 8.00p

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