But Czech Balog says “Agyei Dua is levels below me”
33 year old Kris Agyei-Dua hopes to make it third time lucky in his bid for title glory when he takes on tough Czech Jan Balog for the International Masters Light-Middleweight title at the Steve Goodwin promoted “Lionheart and Braveheart” show at York Hall, Bethnal Green.
In 2012 Agyei-Dua had two unsuccessful attempts to win the Southern Area strap. In two televised Primetime bouts Agyei-Dua fought a draw with Nathan Graham in September before a shoulder injury forced Kris to retire in the fourth round of the December rematch.
Agyei-Dua has since had a comeback win over Dee Mitchell which sets him up for this title shot. “I am determined to make it third time lucky and am so grateful to all the support I am bringing from Essex for this fight.” However Balog has other ideas “Agyei-Dua is nothing compared to me. I have trained hard for this fight and he is just a stepping stone for me fighting the better British fighters.”
This is one of the featured fights on the fantastic 15 fight card.
Topping the bill is Lee “The Banjo” Markham who competes for the British Masters super Middleweight Gold title against former Southern Area Champion Sam Couzens.
Goodwin’s “Golden Boy” John McCallum from Edinburgh competes for his first title when he competes for the International Masters Bronze Light-Middleweight title.
A special attraction sees London’s undefeated “Quicksilver” Philip Bowes (6-0) take on former British Champion Paul Appleby from Scotland in a 6 round Light-Welterweight contest.
Exciting undefeated Heavyweight prospect AJ Carter (4-0) has a 4 round contest against Luke Martin from the UK.
The exciting “Pexican” Johnny Garton is the current holder of the British Masters Bronze Welterweight title and has 10 wins from 10 fights. Johnny has a 6 round International contest in what is his toughest contest to date. Johnny takes on Stanislav Nenkov who has won 7 from 11 fights.
“Saint” George Jupp has an International 6 round Super-Featherweight contest. George takes on the in form Kristian Dochev who has won 3 from his last 4 fights and featured on Box Nation on 16th November recording another victory.
Kevin Greenwood has recorded four consecutive victories at Super-Middleweight and will be aiming to make it five in a super-middleweight contest. Kevin takes on Pole Robert Studzinski.
Former Premier League professional footballer Leon McKenzie has made a perfect start to his professional boxing career with 2 victories and aims for his third in a 4 round super-middleweight contest. Leon has his toughest fight to date against Darren McKenna.
Another former professional footballer Leo Roget makes his professional debut taking on Mitch Mitchell in a 4 round contest.
The show features the eagerly awaitied debuts of Craig Hardy at Super-Featherweight, Adam Balski at Cruiserweight and John Cash at Light Middleweight. All participate in four round contests.
Only a few tickets remain for this virtual sold out show. For tickets contact any of the boxers on the show or contact Goodwin Promotions on 01525 851150 or buy from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.goodwinpromotions.co.uk