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Ali Adams using a hypnotist to help beat Audley Harrison

London Heavyweight Ali Adams has enlisted the permanent help of a hypnotist in his build up to the most important fight of his career in his Heavyweight Championship contest against former Olympic Champion Audley Harrison on 14th April 2012.

My promoter Steve Goodwin recommended this guru who has helped many jockeys and other sportsmen that Steve has dealt with in the past. After a 15 minute session I can spar in a trance and feel no pain, it is amazing. I am hitting harder than ever before and knocking people clean out in sparring after this hypnosis. It is amazing and we know that Audley will be knocked out in round 4”.

Ali continued “My hypnotist will be in my dressing room before the fight and will accompany me to the ring. Audley cannot win this fight and he has always gone on about his destiny. I can tell him his destiny is to be on his back on the canvas in round 4 in Brentwood on April 14th.”

Promoter Steve Goodwin has reported that tickets are selling well for this show and the undercard featuring Prizefighter Champion Yassine El Maachi in a title fight has begun to fill up with many 50/50 fights already announced.

For further ticket details and information on the fantastic undercard please visit www.goodwinpromotions.co.uk

WELSH ACES AIM TO SHINE ON CLEVERLY-KARPENCY CARD

A trio of hot Welsh prospects feature on Nathan Cleverly's world title undercard next month, aiming to prove that they are future world champions in the making.

Unbeaten talents Craig Evans, Francis Robinson and Lewis Rees will take another step on the ladder towards championship titles at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on Saturday 25th February.

World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Light-Heavyweight Champion Cleverly headlines with the third defence of his title against tough American Tommy Karpency, his first fight in Wales for over four years and for the first time as a world champion.

The show will be televised live and exclusive on the New Undisputed Home of Boxing BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546).

Cleverly learnt his trade on the undercard of Welsh world champions Joe Calzaghe, Enzo Maccarinelli and Gavin Rees and promoter Frank Warren is looking to do the same with the next generation of stars on Cleverly's shows.

Blackwood super-featherweight Evans, 22, leads the way and is unbeaten in five fights. He said, "The city is really buzzing again ahead of the big show at the Motorpoint Arena. It looks like the start of exciting times for Welsh boxing again and we are all going to show fans that we are the next champions. Calzaghe's fights against the likes of Charles Brewer and Byron Mitchell at the Motorpoint Arena and against Kessler at the Millennium Stadium were amazing and I want my name at the top in a few years time."

Ely light-welterweight Robinson, 21, son of the Wales' former WBO World Featherweight Champion Steve, is undefeated in three fights. He said, "For a small nation we have produced some of the best boxers to come out of Britain. I believe I've got the talent to become a world champion like my dad, Calzaghe, Maccarinelli and Cleverly and want to be headlining shows here in a few years time just like dad did. We've got the best boxing talent in Wales and we aim to show why at the Motorpoint on February 25."

Tonypandy light-welterweight Rees, 22, is trained by Gary "The Rocket" Lockett, the former WBU World Middleweight Champion. Unbeaten in two fights with two KO's, his all-action style has really impressed the media and public. "I used to come to all the big shows in the city when I was an amateur and I'm thrilled that I'm now going to be now fighting on them. It's my first fight as a pro back home so I'm bringing a good crowd to see me fight and put on a great show for them. My trainer Gary has given me plenty of advice from his fighting days and I'm really excited about this new era for Welsh boxing."

Another name to keep on eye on is Clydach Vale middleweight Liam Williams, who's trained by Cleverly's father Vince. He's only had one fight, but has big ambitions. He said, "I'll be world champion one day, for sure. I've got a long way to go, but that's what I'm in this sport to achieve. Training with Vince and alongside Nathan has given me that ambition and I know I can achieve it."

Remaining tickets can be purchased from the Motorpoint Arena Box Office on 02920 224 488 or online at www.livenation.co.uk/cardiff

Cleverly's WBO World Light-Heavyweight title defence against Karpency can be seen live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546) on Saturday 25th February. Join at www.boxnation.tv

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Nurse has the remedy for Prizefighter success

Tyrone hopes to kick-off “big year” with Wolverhampton triumph

Tyrone Nurse believes victory in the sold-out Betfair Prizefighter Light-Welterweight II at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Saturday 11 February will be the perfect start to a big year for his career.

The unbeaten Huddersfield man has clocked up 20 wins since turning pro in 2008 but as he fights in the 23rd edition of the eight-man, one night tournament live on Sky Sports 1, HD1 and in 3D, he feels that 2012 is the year to step up to title fights, starting with victory in Prizefighter.

“Winning puts you up there, it puts you into title contention, and it opens more doors in the fact that you become more of a household name,” said Nurse. “So it helps with your tickets sales, which helps with your promotion, which helps with your promoters. It helps all aspects really.

“I think it’s the right time to take a chance now. At 22, even if I did lose in Prizefighter, which I don’t plan on doing, it isn’t going to set me back too far to be honest. The Light-Welterweights is a deep division and there are a lot of fighters in there and a lot of good fighters so it could be a big year.”

Nurse has benefited from some top class sparring in the build-up to Saturday night, travelling up to Scotland to trade blows with WBO Lightweight champion Ricky Burns. The 22 year-old has

“I’ve sparred with Ricky Burns previously. I sparred with him before his title defence against Joseph Laryea in Scotland,” said Nurse. “You’d be surprised at the quality of the sparring, because of his style and how he is with his high work-rate it’s as hard as most fights you’ll find yourself in. But it’s good and all that I can do is learn from it.

“I am happy to travel for quality sparring and you earn that by winning titles. It’s no good saying: ‘get me him to spar’. When you’re 20-0 have you really earned that? Obviously if you win Prizefighter and then you have a title shot, that’s when you get someone in specifically, and you can afford them then too!”

Nurse’s decision to step it up is not one born of frustration though. Trained by father and former pro Chris Aston, Nurse has been happy with his steady progression, remaining active and building an impressive fan-base.

“I’ve had between four or five fights a year since I turned pro at eighteen,” said Nurse. “But I knew it was going to be a long, steady process because I was so young at the time. I wasn’t mature like a man so I just got busy on a lot of smaller shows.

“I suppose constant ticking-over has been the plan, and we did get about a bit, boxing in London, Manchester and Sheffield. Recently we’ve had a few closer to home and started to build a nice little fan base so we knew we had time so it made sense to keep busy, keep ticking over and keep learning.”

The Huddersfield lad will be up against English Welterweight title-holder Adil Anwar, another unbeaten star Dale Miles, former British champion Barry Morrison and major title challengers Young Mutley, Dean Harrison, Mark Lloyd and John Watson.

“I can’t wait. I’m really looking forward to it. It’s very exciting, the best line-up yet, on paper anyway,” said Nurse. “I’m not fussed who I draw any of them will do me. Maybe we could have a royal rumble. Get us all in there!”

Article posted on 05.02.2012



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