Plymouth prospect, Chris Adaway, is ready to spring a surprise and win a title in only his second professional contest.
The 21 year-old, who only made his paid debut last month, travels to Walsall to take on Tipton’s Lee Glover for a British Bronze Masters Featherweight Title on Saturday (29th November).
The former ABA semi-finalist admits it’s a leap of faith but is convinced he has the skill, ability and heart to cause an upset against Glover this weekend on Black Country Boxing’s Bad Blood in the Black Country show at Walsall Town Hall.
“It’s a big step up in class but I’m confident,” Adaway told www.uko-boxing.com. “ It’s also a big step to be going from four rounds to eight rounds but on my debut I felt the longer the fight went on; the stronger I became.
“I think it’ll be no different on Saturday. I spoke to my manager, Errol Johnson, and he said the Glover fight was a possibility as long as I wanted it. I jumped at the chance as I know a win will put me right up in the rankings and get people talking about me.
“I’ve been around boxing for the past ten years and in my amateur career I boxed the best from an early stage. I don’t want my professional career to be any different. I want people to see my ability early on and I want to be chasing titles. As soon as I got offered this fight I didn’t even hesitate I believe it’s a fight I’m going to win.
“I know Lee is a very good fighter. I’ve been watching him a bit on YouTube but I just feel I can better what he brings. His only two losses has come against top boxers with one being an English Title fight, which to be hones tI thought he was unlucky not to get decision, and the other was in Prizefighter.
“Undoubtedly this is a massive opportunity for me and I’m ready to grab it with both hands. Come Saturday, the title will be coming back to Plymouth.
Tickets, priced at £30 and £50 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. Bad Blood in the Black Country features a host of intriguing fights though.
Halesowen super middleweight prospect, Lennox Clarke, is chief support as he takes on Welshman, Jamie Ambler.
Coventry cruiserweight, Joe Sheriff, takes on Lincoln’s Mitch Mitchell whilst Tewkesbury light middleweight prospect, Adam Harper, faces Manchester veteran, Dee Mitchell.
Super featherweight duo, Sean ‘Showtime’ Davis (Birmingham) and Ryan Corrigan (Dudley) complete the bill against Northern Ireland’s Ben Mulligan and Sheffield’s Qassim Hussain respectively.
Bad Blood in the Black Country takes place on the same night as ‘Bad Blood: Dereck Chisora vs. Tyson Fury’ in London. The Town Hall boxing will finish in time for boxing fans to make their way to The Pitch Sports Bar and Grill on Bridge Street, Walsall, where the Chisora versus Fury fight will be shown live on Giant Screens. Fight fans will be able to gain free entry into Walsall premier night spot on production of their boxing ticket.
Glover and Adaway will weigh-in at The Pitch at 1.00pm this coming Friday, 28th November.