Ray Robinson targeting big names

In the Land of Opportunity, Ray Robinson just wants his. Robinson has been a world ranked welterweight for several years now, but bad luck and boxing politics have kept him out of the world title mix he craves.

“I respect talent. I understand being patient, but enough is enough. Like any top level boxer, I just want my shot,” Robinson said. “One chance to prove how good I am. I’m ready and willing to fight any top welterweight.

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Mike Robinson looking to fight Kal Yafai

After a year out of action Liverpool’s Mike Robinson will return to the ring on February 28 before targeting a showdown with highly-rated prospect Kal Yafai.

Set to appear on VIP Promotions’ upcoming show at Southport’s Floral Hall, the likeable Liverpudlian nearly quit the sport in 2013 but is now back chasing titles.

“I had a Central Area title fight lined up last year with Ryan Farrag which would’ve been a great fight. But I ended up getting a back injury and it put me out of work [as an electrician] for a few weeks.

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Robinson v. Kozaev for NABO welterweight title Feb. 21 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

DOVER, Del. — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino with Champ’s Management announce a championship boxing event scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21 featuring a headline bout between “The New” Ray Robinson (16-2-0, 7 KOs), of Philadelphia, Pa., fighting for the NABO Welterweight Championship Title against Aslanbek “The Warrior” Kozaev (25-0-1, 7 KOs), of Vladikavkaz, Russia.

In his last three fights, Robinson picked up as many titles — the vacant USBA, interim NABA and vacant USA Pennsylvania State welterweight titles. “I put in 110% every fight and that’s what sets me apart from other fighters,” said Ray Robinson. “I not only work hard but I got the heart too. Come February 21st everyone will see me in my element. This is what I was born to do and this is why I work so hard — so I can be on to top. This other guy may be a good fighter. I don’t doubt that at all, but no one wants this as bad as me. It’s my time and when we step inside that ring Kozaev will regret the day he signed that contract.”

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