Lewis Pettitt will face big-hitting Brazilian Emerson Santos Carvalho on the big multi-title extravaganza at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 12th April.
The exciting Erith battler goes for the Vacant WBA International Super-Bantamweight title as he looks to make a mark in the talent packed 122lbs division.
Carvalho, from Sao Paulo, comes with TNT packed in his fists. The 30-year-old has won 10 out of his 12 wins by knockout inside three rounds, with four losses and a draw.
Pettitt is expecting the hardest fight of his career and is prepared to go into the trenches to win.
“Carvalho looks a right tough lot and he’ll bring me up to my best,” Said Pettitt.
“He can definitely bang with almost all his wins coming by knockout and he’s mixed with some decent opponents, one of them is Juan Carlos Reveco who is now the WBA World Flyweight Champion,”
“It’s a very hard and risky fight but I know I need to beat these kind of fighters as I move up the international rankings and the opponents get better and harder,”
“I’ve got no worries standing toe-to-toe with him and fighting it out if it comes down to it, I’m prepared for that. Although he’s a big puncher, he has been stopped a few times and is vulnerable. My trainer Alan Smith has seen him and is confident with the plan we have to beat him so I don’t get involved in a brawl, but we’re fighters and once that bell goes…”
“The super-bantamweight division, domestically and internationally, is stacked with big name fighters and it’s down to me to perform to my best and show that I’m coming through and will be a threat to the established names.”
The Power Of London show features the next generation of boxing stars: WBO European Super-Middleweight Champion Frank Buglioni, Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion Tony Conquest, WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Bradley Skeete, English Super-Featherweight title challenger Mitchell Smith and Vacant WBA International Super-Bantamweight Title Challenger Lewis Pettitt. An action-packed undercard features Chris Eubank Jnr., Eddie Chambers, Hughie Fury, Gary Corcoran, Tom Baker, Georgie Kean and the pro-debut of Simon Barclay.
Tickets for The Power Of London, priced from £40, are available from Eventim on 0844 249 1000 or www.eventim.co.uk
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