Kent puncher George Hennon (3-1) is looking ahead to his fifth professionalfight on July 1st with excitement and eagerness to get back to winning ways.
The 21-year-old welterweight prospect enters into his fifth pro bout at the Grays Civic Hall against Plymouth’s Ross Roberts (1-5) on the first day of July on the six-fight Carl Greaves Promotions card, titled ‘The Future’.
The youngster from Snodland, near Maidstone, took his last fight away from home at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on May 28thagainst an eight-time national amateur champion Sam Ball (6-0), who narrowly missed out on a place at the 2014 Commonwealth Games to Josh Taylor, who went on to claim gold.
Hennon, a former kickboxing champion, scored a first-round knockdown to silence the Scottish crowd before being stopped in the third round, despite beating the referee’s count.
Hennon enthused, “From that last fight, I learnt so much but he [Ball] got in the ring at 11st-11lbs, so was just too big for me.”
Now, Hennon is looking forward to his homecoming at Grays Civic Hall at the weekend, fighting in the home corner, he stated, “I’ve got such a buzz about me, I’m just raring to go. I want to put things right and winin good style on July 1st.”
Trained by Johnny and Frank Greaves at the Peacock Gym in East London, Hennon claims to be increasing his power with each fight, “It’s coming more with every fight,” he said. “I’ve been working on sitting down more on my shots and I’ll be really looking to take this geezer out on the 1st.
“The more hungry, fresh fighters I box, the more the knockdowns are gonna’ come. I’m naturally a counter-puncher anyway, so the more they come forward, the more they’ll open up for me. This lad on Friday is not that experienced so I’m sure I’ll find the openings.”
Hennon praised his support ahead of his fifth professional contest which will mark the start of his second year punching for pay, “Support has been great, the usual crowd all come and watch me time in-time out, so they support me the whole way.
“Sponsors have helped me a lot lately so thanks to all of them, it’s all going straight back into my boxing because I’ve got a lot to pay out for, so it’s all helping.”
Top trainer Johnny Greaves will be kept busy with another of his fighters appearing on the same bill against an unbeaten prospect.
“I’m excited to box on the same bill as my teammate Sonny Whitingfor the first time; he’s up against Sammy Holloway,” he beamed.“Sonny’s the one that introduced me to Johnny [Greaves] so I’ve got a lot to thank him for.”
After this next outing, Hennon plans to rest over the summer and look to fight next in October, he explained, “Carl [Greaves] normally has a show at Grays Civic Hall in October, so probably looking at that date next.
“After this fight, it’s my birthday, then I’m going to Mexico in August so I won’t be able to train properly for a while.
“This will be my third fight in three months so I haven’t taken my foot off the gas at all, so I’ll need a bit of time off to recharge.”
Topping the bill is Southend’s Idris Hill (4-0) against Plymouth’s Chris Adaway (4-15-2) for the British Challenge junior-lightweight belt.
Exciting local lad Tey Lynn-Jones (2-0), 22-years-old from Grays, will look to score a hat-trick of wins in his third professional bout against Spaniard Christian Hoskin Gomez (4-13-3).
Ramsgate’s Sammy Holloway (2-0) and Medway’s Sonny Whiting (2-8) will clash over four rounds at middleweight.
John Wheatley (2-0), 28-years-old from nearby Harwich, will look to extend his winning run to three in three against Sheffield’s Liam Wright (0-8).
Debutant Jack Healy makes his pro bow at welterweight over four three-minute rounds against the awkward Ali Wyatt (5-42-2) from Torquay.
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