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UK Boxing: Jamie Arthur; Tony Owen; Cassius Connor

JAMIE ARTHUR aims to make the most of his shock crack at the Commonwealth super-bantamweight title. The Cwmbran boxer (17-4) challenges unbeaten Kris Hughes (12-0) for the vacant title at The Troxy, London, E1 on Saturday October 16. Arthur, 30, failed in a British featherweight title bid in March going down on points to Martin Lindsay. He stepped down to super-bantamweight for a Prizefighter tournament recently and is happy at 122lb. Arthur who replaces Matthew Marsh said: ďI made the weight comfortably and although this fight is short notice I can be a force to be reckoned with..

ďI feel I am getting better with age and I am much stronger than I was a few years ago, and that makes it easier to get in shape.

ďThe Lindsay fight was hard, but I didnít show myself up against a boxer who is likely to fight for European and world title.Ē

Hughes, 22, is fresher, but has never faced anybody with Arthurís experience at the highest level.

In the main event Sam Webb (16-1) makes the first defence of his British light-middleweight title against Martin Concepcion (17-7).

Maloneyís three heavyweight prospects David Price (7-0),Tom Dallas (11-0) and Larry Olubamiwo (9-1) all box on the show being televised live by Sky Sport

The card also features former British flyweight title challenger Ashley Sexton (9-0-1), Martin Welsh (7-0) and Lewis Pettit (2-0).

Tickets are available priced £35 and £85 from www.frankmaloney.com and 0871 226 1508


Tony Owen

Carshalton based southpaw, Tony Owen, will look to add another win to his perfect record when he fights at the at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley on 16 October 2010. Undefeated in seven fights, Owen is considered to be one of brightest young stars in boxing and has ambitions to fight for a title in the near future. After signing a new three year deal with London based promoter Mickey Helliet he will be able to get the fights he needs in order to make his dreams a reality, but first Owen will need to perform well in a tough test on the 16th and show he has the right stuff to make it in the top ranks.

In July Owen racked up his seventh win by outclassing Kristian Laight at Bethnal Green, winning every round in the process. The tall rangy southpaw is set to cause plenty of problems for future opponents in the lightweight division. Helliet, his new manager, feels he has both the technical ability and the mental strength to compete with the best. He said ďThe coming season will be very interesting for Tony, we are looking to step him up gradually and have him in a position to box for titles in the not too distant future.Ē

Tickets for the fight are available from Tony on 07703756103


Cassius Connor ĎSpitting Nailsí 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 Carterís Left Jab Promotions Ď10: 10: 10:í event this coming Sunday at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.

Connor, who drew his first pro fight against ĎDynamoí 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, ďIíve been training hard, double hard. Iíve got a new coach since I moved from James Cooksí gym to the Ultrachem TKO Gym. Itís a great gym and a great team around me with Johnny (Johnny Eames), Derek (Derek Grainger) and my main coach Alec (Alec Wilkey).

Alecís a lovely fella, he puts the time in with me. Heís changed everything, shows me everything, done my boxing really different. Iím now using all my assets more, heís improved my speed, my power and that. Iím not the back foot fighter I was in my first fight.

Alecís got me in the right mindset, everythingís gone double well. Iím fit as a fiddle and ready for action on the 10th.

I havenít seen him fight but Iíve heard that Adamís a come forward fighter and that he hasnít got much other than his power and brawn, so Iím just gonna look towards my assets. Use my jab, Iíve got a good jab. Speed, in and out. Box him and move off, just be clever and donít mix it up with him. If it comes to mixing it up with him, then I know Iíve got the assets to handle it. Heís got nothing to bring to the table that I donít think I can deal with.

Iíve 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 thereís nothing Iím not prepared for. Benís an absolute roughneck, heís a powerhouse, a pit bull. With Adam Battleís style its not going to be anywhere near as intense as those sessions. Iím just gonna get behind my jab and then get him out of there, sorted.Ē

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 ĎDynamoí 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 Carterís Left Jab Promotions Ď10: 10: 10:í event at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Sunday 10th October 2010 are priced £30 (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.

Article posted on 04.10.2010



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