Back in August last year, TRAD TKO head honcho Johnny Eames announced that he had signed the exciting former Royal Navy amateur star Ricky Rose, today the esteemed Mr. Eames further announced that Ricky will make his pro debut at the upcoming Fast & Furious event at the Cresset in Peterborough on Saturday March 8th.
Canterbury based Ricky won various accolades as an amateur, including winning the schoolboys twice, the first time aged just twelve, the Four Nations as well as represented his Country twice in the Seniors, his only disappointment during this time was that he never got to box in the ABAs, due to his military commitments.
Following a training session, at the TRAD TKO Gym in Canning Town, Ricky spoke briefly on his upcoming debut.
“As I said before I have always been a keen boxer, ever since the age of ten, I’ve been competing for thirteen years, on and off between the age of seventeen and now because of joining the Royal Marines.
Yeah, this is it, now I’m in full time training, hopefully we’re going to sort some sponsorship out so I can keep training full time.
I’m really looking forward to the big day, it’s a TRAD TKO show in Peterborough, it’s looking like a real promising show, it’s a shame it’s not a bit more local to myself, I’m now living in Canterbury but I still reckon we’ll get as many of my crew up there to support me, I’m sure there would be a lot more if it was in London though.
Training’s going really well. I’m blessed that Johnny Eames is back in business coaching me, alongside Brian O’Shaughnessy, so I’ve got the best of both worlds and double the pain.
Even though I’ve had a successful amateur career, we all know the pro game is a lot different, so we’re working on my style now, getting a lot more power in my punches while keeping the sharpness, so it’s going good.
I have a fantastic group of fans, hopefully more will start to follow me along the way, I’ve just got wicked support, from family to friends, from all over and the good thing about coming out the Royal Marines you’ve got a fan base for life, as well as your family and people from your home town, which will get right behind me when I fight, yeah can’t wait.”
Ricky Rose, against a yet to be named opponent, features on the undercard of Freddie Turner versus Chris Jenkinson, for the British Masters Gold Light Middleweight title, that headlines the TRAD TKO Events, in association with Junction 17 Cars and Vic’s Gym, FAST & FURIOUS event at the Cresset in Peterborough on Saturday March 8th.
Tickets, priced £30 (Standard Seated) and £50 (Ringside) are available on line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town or from any of the fighters named. For further information, or to by tickets by phone, call 07960 850645