Dudley light middleweight, Kyle Spencer (5-0), is looking to put in another knock-out performance when he returns to action next Friday (3rd May). The 23 year-old recorded his first professional KO last time out when he blew away Lincoln’s Jimmy Price in the opening round of a 4 x 3’s contest at Burton Town Hall in March.
This time around, with the fight taking place in his hometown of Dudley, ‘The Style’ is keen to ensure a repeat result when he takes on experienced Birmingham scrapper Andrew Patterson.
“I can’t wait,” Spencer told www.uko-boxing.com. “That first round knock-out experience has given me a real boost.
“I felt a lot stronger and sharper against Price. When I felt that left hook catch, I was buzzing. I was buzzing all night to be fair. The rush you get, that feeling, is brilliant.
“Not many of my fans could make it to Burton, so only a handful saw my knock-out. For this show, there will be 70 to 80 of them, so I’d love to give them a knock-out to talk about.”
As with the Burton Show, Spencer is appearing on the undercard of a bill topped by stable-mate, Steven Pearce. Pearce (7-1) won the Midlands Area Welterweight Title at Burton and defends his belt for the first time in Dudley against 19 year-old prospect, Sam Eggington (4-1).
Pearce, Spencer and undefeated Birmingham super-middleweight Andrew Robinson (5-0), who is also on the bill against an as yet unnamed opponent, all train at ‘Coops’ Boxing Camp’, ran by Shaun Cooper, in Brierley Hill.
Spencer is predicting a hat-trick of victories for the ‘Coops’ Camp’ fighters and believes the camaraderie between the trio will stand them in good stead in the future.
“We’ve got the whole team on basically, me, Steve Pearce and Andy Robinson,” he added. “We all stick together and we’re great mates. They’re a great bunch and I love working with them.
“Pearce versus Eggington will be a toe-to-toe war. Sam is tall and rangy a bit like me, whilst Steven loves to work the body and come inside so I can’t to see how it unfolds. I’ll be backing my man Pearce all the way.
“I can’t wait until the 3rd May. The atmosphere will be unreal. It’s going to go off.”
Tickets are priced at £30 unreserved seating. There are still a handful of VIP tables, priced at £60 (Ringside) to include a three-course meal (tables of ten). They are available from The Venue Box Office on 01384 453 101.
As well as Spencer versus Patterson, Pearce versus Eggington and Andrew Robinson being in action, there are two other intriguing contests on the five-fight bill.
Cradley’s Chris Male (11-1) also features on the undercard, competing for the first time since deciding against retirement. ‘The Male Man’ takes on durable Slovakian, Elemir Rafael.
Finally, Dudley featherweight Dean Anderson (5-2) will be looking to put the disappointment of losing out on the British Masters title at super-bantamweight in December when he takes on Scottish scrapper, James Ancliff.