Having sparred countless rounds with Rock Ferry’s Wayne Adeniyi, Carl Dilks doesn’t believe he’ll see anything new when they meet this Saturday at Liverpool’s Olympia.
The Merseyside duo clash for the Central Area cruiserweight title live/FREE on vipboxing.tv, and Carl believes he has the answers for any questions that nine-fight undefeated Adeniyi might pose.
“He’s very good but I’ve done a lot of sparring with him,” revealed Liverpool’s Dilks. “I know what’s to be expected and I don’t think he’s going to bring anything different that he hasn’t already done in sparring. It’s a good fight though and I’m looking forward to it.
“I’m looking forward to fighting for the title. I don’t think a lot of people take it on now, it would be nice to add it to my collection and hopefully it will lead on to bigger shots, maybe an eliminator for the British or a straight shot. One step at a time though.”
The 31-year-old, who has previously fought for English and Commonwealth honours at super-middle, knows he doesn’t have forever left in the game. A pro since 2007, Carl doesn’t want to leave the sport without becoming domestic champion but knows anything other than a win against Adeniyi will leave him with few options.
“If I don’t win this one then I don’t think I’ve really got anywhere else to go,” said Carl, who has lost just six times in 24 fights. “But boxing’s boxing and I’ve been saying this for years. I got beat by Rocky Fielding and said I was retiring then. I know I’m going to win anyway but boxing’s in me and I know what I’m like and I’ll end up fighting again anyway! But I’m going to win this fight.”
“All fights are must-win fights, but this one is crucial for Carl” explained promoter Steve Wood. “He’s had a good career but has just fallen short at the top level so far. There is still time for him and the cruiserweight division is wide open at the moment, but he really can’t afford to lose this one. Wayne is a good fighter and is really confident and I know this one will be a great watch.”
VIP Promotions present Carl Dilks versus Wayne Adeniyi for the Central Area cruiserweight title at the Liverpool Olympia on December 6. Appearing on the undercard will be Liverpool’s James Metcalf, Colin Farricker, Tom Farrell, Adam Ismail, Ryan Moorhead and debutant Steve Brogan; Southport’s Scott Moonan; Lancaster’s Tomi Tatham; Ellesmere Port’s Mason Cartwright, and Belfast’s Anthony Cacace.
Tickets, priced at £30 (General) and £60 (Ringside), are available from all boxers or at www.vipbe.co.uk
This show will be streamed live/FREE at VIPBOXING.TV
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