The Channel of Champions BoxNation catches up with British Lightweight Champion Martin Gethin ahead of his clash in the IBF World Title Eliminator against Panama’s Ammeth Diaz on Friday.
It’s a real life ‘Rocky’ story with Gethin battling his up from relative obscurity to being one fight away from fighting for the world title.
Throughout the show Gethin re-visits his Walsall roots where he uncovers the history behind the building where the crucial bout will take place.
Whilst back in the West Midlands, Gethin seeks the advice of strength and conditioning guru and Kung Fu expert Nico Kolokythas from the University of Wolverhampton, who has been working with him every day during his training camp.
During a break from his training routine Gethin meets up with the Mayor of Walsall Councillor Dennis Anson and also ditches the gloves for a kick about at the Bescot Stadium – the home of his beloved Walsall FC with The Saddlers’ boss Dean Smith.
And from 8pm boxing fans will be able to re-live Gethin’s triumph over Ben Murphy in a re-play of the vacant Lightweight Championship fight which took place on 18th January at Walsall Town Hall.
BoxNation Meets Martin Gethin will be broadcasted at 7.30pm tomorrow (Thursday 30th) evening (repeated on Friday 31st at 6.30pm).
Watch Martin Gethin vs Ammeth Diaz LIVE on BoxNation from 8pm on Friday 31st May.