Plymouth’s Chris Adaway can’t wait to make his professional debut next weekend.
The 21 year-old debuts at lightweight against Swindon’s Joe Beeden at the Plymouth Guildhall on Sunday, 26th October.
The fight was due to take place in Torquay last month but now, after being switched to his hometown, the former Mayflower ABC starlet, is raring to go.
“The extra few weeks of training have gone really well,” Adaway told www.uko-boxing.com “I’ve decided to make my debut at lightweight instead of super featherweight and I think that that’s the right decision. I feel so much stronger and a lot sharper.
“Tickets have gone well so far and I’m hoping to do a few more before fight night. Either way, I will definitely have a big crowd there cheering me on. I can’t wait!”
Adaway, who along with stablemate Courtney Richards will be at Plymouth Argyle’s League Two fixture with Carlisle United on Saturday to promote his fight, faces a tough first test. Beeden may have a losing record but, at the same age as Adaway, has already had 18 professional contests. He is an opponent the debutant has the utmost respect for.
“I know Joe is very tough and always comes to win,” added Adaway. “People will see his record and think it’s going to be a walk in the park for me but I’ve watched him box and have also seen a few of his fights on YouTube. I know I’m in for a tough fight.
“Despite his record, it’s a hard first fight but I’ve prepared well and I’m ready to go.
“It’s going to be great and being invited to Home Park on Saturday is the icing on the cake. I think it’s great to have Argyle supporting the show; and me and Courtney in particular. Hopefully some of the green army will switch from football to boxing on the 26th and come and watch us in action!”
Tickets for the four-fight card EJKO Promotions show, in association with Carl’s Boxing Stable, are £30 or £50 Ringside and are available by calling: 07837 920 150.
Fellow Plymouth boxer, cruiserweight Courtney Richards, takes on tough Lithuanian, Igoris Borucha, at the top of the bill.
Exeter welterweight, Freddy Kiwitt, is also in action as he takes on Halesowen’s Keith Sheen and undefeated Stoke light welterweight, Joshua McLaren, completes the card against Hull’s Paul O’Brien.
There are a host of sponsorship opportunities still available including ring sponsorship, programme sponsorship and individual fight sponsorship. Prices start from as little as £300. Call Carl Robson on 07837 920 150 for more information.