Tipton’s Lee Glover is wary of the threat of unknown quantity, Chris Adaway, when the pair go head-to-head for the British Masters Featherweight Title at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday.
The ‘Tipton Slasher’ was due to face former British, Commonwealth and European Champion, Esham Pickering, but the former World Title Challenger was forced to pull out with an injury. Hot prospect, Adaway, accepted the challenge, meaning Glover faces a different threat to the one originally posed.
Pickering, despite his obvious pedigree, is coming to the end of his illustrious career. Adaway on the other hand enjoyed a stellar amateur career that saw him box for England and has recently turned his hand to the professional game. It’s a different test for Glover but one he is confident of passing with flying colours.
“I can’t wait now,” he told www.uko-boxing.com. “I was looking forward to taking on Pickering but Adaway is a different kettle of fish.
“I don’t know much about him to be honest but I respect the fact he’s willing to take me on. I hear he was a decent amateur so it will be a different kind of test for me.
“It hasn’t affected my training too much. Like I said last week, I’ve been sparring a World Champion in Scott Quigg. This kid isn’t on that level but I’ll be wary of the threat he poses.
“He’s going to come to hunt me down but that’s how I like it. I like fighters who come and attack. I can exploit them. Featherweight is my natural weight. This is the weight I feel most comfortable and the weight I’m at my strongest.
“It will be explosive. Whilst it lasts. I respect everyone I fight and I never say ‘I’m going to stop him’ but if the stoppage is there, that’s what I’ll be going for.”
Tickets, priced at £30 and £50 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. The aftershow party and weigh-in both take place at the Pitch Sports Bar and Grill on Bridge Street, Walsall. Glover and Adaway weigh-in at 1.00pm this coming Friday, 28th November.
Halesowen super middleweight prospect, Lennox Clarke, is chief support as he looks to build on his 14-second stoppage of Edgars Sniedze last month when he takes on Welshman, Jamie Ambler whilst Coventry cruiserweight, Joe Sheriff, takes on Lincoln’s Mitch Mitchell.
Birmingham super featherweight, Sean ‘Showtime’ Davis will be looking to extend his unbeaten start to life in the paid ranks when he faces Northern Ireland’s Ben Mulligan.
Fellow super featherweight, Dudley’s Ryan Corrigan completes the bill against Sheffield’s Qassim Hussain. Tewkesbury light middleweight prospect, Adam Harper, has been forced to pull out after picking up a shoulder injury.
The boxing will finish in time for boxing fans to make their way to The Pitch Sports Bar and Grill on Bridge Street, Walsall, where the Bad Blood: Chisora versus Fury/Saunders versus Eubank Jr will be shown live on Giant Screens. Fight fans will be able to gain free entry into Walsall premier night spot on production of their boxing ticket.