Introducing Ultimate Boxxer: Sam Evans & Andy Kremner

Wednesbury welterweight Sam Evans is looking to crash, bang, wallop his way to boxing stardom.

The exciting ‘Ultimate Boxxer’ tournament at the Manchester Arena on Friday, April 27 offers life-changing prize money from a pool of £50,000 – and the chance to become a British boxing’s newest star.

Celebrities will be at ringside and big entertainment acts will perform on a night when eight unbeaten fighters go toe-to-toe over three-round fights in front of millions of internet fight fans.

The winner of three, three-round fights will win the top prize and Evans is convinced that will be him.

The 21 year old said: “My aggression, workrate and toughness will win me fights. I will take a few to land a few. I’m looking forward to having three dog fights,”

“I’m going to go for it. You have to be tough to win three fights on the same night – and I’m tough enough to do it,”

“I’m moving down in weight, so will be strong and I’m going to make the fights gruelling for my opponents.

“There isn’t time to look at your opponents and give rounds away, you have to get stuck in from the start,”

“I’m going to throwing lots of punches. I will be fighting at a high pace from first bell to last,”

“This is a massive opportunity, the chance of a lifetime really,”

“You’ve got eight unbeaten lads in ‘Ultimate Boxxxer’ and doors are going to open for the winner.”

Formerly under Ultimate Boxxer ambassador Ricky Hatton, Evans is now working with Errol Johnson and Paul Mann at their gym in Wednesbury.

“We’re working hard in the gym,” said Evans, “I’m ready to fight with all guns blazing.”

 

BIO FILE 

Trainer: Errol Jonson
Cutman: Paul Mann
Previous fights: 10 fights, 9 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses, 3 KO’s
Strengths: All out aggression and heavy hands
Weaknesses: Prone to cuts.  Suited to longer fights where he can break opponents down
Punch power: He carries good power in both fists and can turn it on when he needs to, recent back-to-back stoppages of two hardened pros will send a warning to his Ultimate Boxxer rivals
Speed:  He may not be the fastest Ultimate Boxxer contender, but what he lacks in speed he makes up with abundance in raw strength
Stamina: Good. Has finished strongly in both six and eight-round fights. He drew his last fight, over eight rounds, with a good finish
Anything else: He was trained by Ricky Hatton for his first 10 pro fights. Hatton said that Evans’s slipping, rolling and hooking style reminded him of himself.

 

THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW
Walk on music:
“Usually Dr Dre, but I might change it.”
Football team: “West Bromwich Albion.”
Personal & Family life: “I’ve got my mum and dad, three brothers, one sister and my fiancée. I work as a scaffolder.”
Music: “Old-school stuff from the ‘80s and ‘90s, that sort of era, old-school rap.”
Fashion: “I’m a tracksuit and trainers man!”
Shoes: “Trainers.”
Toughest moment: “It’s been hard being away from home for training camps. I’ve had six weeks on my own, but you have to man up and get through it.”
Best moment: “My pro debut. I couldn’t sleep for a few days afterwards. I was buzzing.”
Aspirations: “Right now it’s winning Ultimate Boxxer and getting that cash, but long term it’s winning titles.”
Nutrition: “I have my meals made for me by (boxer) Lauren (Johnson) at the gym. I pay her and she does it for me. It’s usually chicken.”
Family Make-up: “I’ve got a big family and we’re close.”

 

Q&A
What got you into boxing? “My family all boxed. I was in and out of the gym from an early age and when I got to 15, i started to take it more seriously.”
Who was your favourite fighter? “Mike Tyson was so explosive and exciting.”
Amateur record and achievements? “22 bouts, 16 wins. I fought a few lads who had 30 or 40 bouts.”
Who’s the best boxer you have sparred?  “I’ve spared with a lot of good kids, but recently I was going to spar (British and Commonwealth super-welterweight champion) Liam Williams, but I injured my hand and couldn’t make it.”
What are your best assets as a fighter? “My strength. People who take me on the pads and spar me always say how strong I am. I don’t get pushed around. Nobody bullies me.”
What do you know about other fighters in the comp? “They are all good lads.”
Goals in boxing? “To go as far as I can.”
Who would you like to fight after UB? “I want titles. After I win this, doors will open.”
Nickname? “Taff, there’s a bit of Welsh in us. My great granddad was from Swansea.”
Favourite TV show? “Survival shows, Bear Grylls, stuff like that, or films like ‘Gladiator.’”
Favourite meal when not in camp? “Indian.”
Hobbies? “I’m a decent darts player. Now and again, I play a lot with my mates and I’m the best of them. I watch it on television when it’s on.”

Introducing Ultimate Boxxer Andy Kremner

He has 2 KO’s on his resume & is known for his Rolls Royce engine. Andy ‘De la Krem’ Kremner will be representing Manchester on April 27th. Follow his journey as all roads lead to the #ultimateboxxer
Andy Kremner is convinced he will be the last man standing in Ultimate Boxxer I.

The Ultimate Boxxer competition at the Manchester Arena on Friday, April 27 offers prize money of £50,000 – and the chance to become boxing’s new star.

Celebrities will be at ringside and big entertainment acts will perform on a night when eight unbeaten fighters go toe-to-toe over three-round fights in front of millions of internet fight fans.

The winner of three, three-round fights will win the top prize and Kremner said: “I have been waiting to get a break like this and now it’s here I’m going to take my chance.

“’Ultimate Boxxer’ looks like it’s going to be fast, explosive and exciting – and that suits me down to the ground.

“As soon as it was mentioned, we said: ‘Yes’ straightaway.

“Three-round fights definitely suit me and I really fancy my chances if I get a good draw and maybe a slice of luck or two along the way.”

Every fighter entered in ‘Ultimate Boxxer’ is unbeaten – and Kremner goes into it full of confidence having recorded a career-best win last time out.

Ricky Rose came to Oldham Leisure Centre earlier this month with a punch-perfect 3-0 record and Kremner wiped him out in four rounds with body shots.

Kremner is now looking to push his career on in ‘Ultimate Boxxer’ after shoulder injuries have restricted him to only nine fights since he turned pro in 2014.

He said: “My career hasn’t exactly gone according to plan, but being in ‘Ultimate Boxxer’ really is a dream come true and makes me think that all the late nights and early mornings might pay off after all!

“I’m the only fighter representing Manchester in ‘Ultimate Boxxer’ and I’m hoping everyone gets behind me.”

BIO-FILE

Age: 25.

Residence: Manchester

Amateur pedigree: 29 bouts and boxed in multi-nation events in Europe.

Trainer: Matthew Hatton.

Cutman – Probably Ronan Carter

Previous fights: Won all nine pro fights, two inside the distance.

Strengths: Loves to fight! Throws a lot of punches and looks to have a good engine. Beat a 3-0 fighter in last fight, so full of confidence and has an experienced trainer in Hatton.

Weaknesses: Defence is a bit leaky. Will take a punch to land one.

Punch power: His body punches were too much for Ricky Rose in his last fight, but really, he’s a volume puncher.

Speed: Good. He throws his punches in fast bursts

Stamina: Regards his engine as one of his strengths. Believes he can throw punches non-stop for three rounds, then do it again – and again.

Anything else: Works for the fire service in Manchester. Has had breaks in his career because of shoulder injuries.

THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW…

Football team: Manchester City

Personal & Family life: “I’ve got six brothers and sisters. We were always fighting. My parents pushed me into sport, kept me out of trouble.”

Music: “Manchester bands like The Courteeners, Oasis”

Fashion: “I like to be smart. Suit and skinny jeans, no tracksuits.”

Shoes: “Brogues or something else smart.”

Toughest moment – “I just came back from a shoulder injury, started training and had a car crash that put me out for six months.”

Best moment: “I boxed on Box Nation and did a bit of show boating. I did a bow and arrow to let him think I was going to throw a right hand – and then hit him with a left hook and right uppercut.”

Aspirations: “To win a belt.”

Nutrition: “I’m a big eater and I make sure I eat clean.”

Family Make-up: “I’ve got a girlfriend and a big family. I couldn’t have had better parents.
They went without things so we could have things.”

Q&A

What got you into boxing? “My brother got into a fight on the football pitch, my dad told him to take up boxing, so I went with him. I took to it straightaway.”

Who was your favourite fighter? “Manchester fighters like Matthew and Ricky Hatton – and Arturo Gatti.”

Amateur record and achievements? “I had about 29 and boxed in places like Denmark and Poland.”
Who’s the best boxer you have sparred? “I sparred fighters like Denton Vassell and David Barnes on the way up.”

What are your best assets as a fighter? “I throw a lot of punches.”

What do you know about other fighters in the comp? “It’s a good line up, eight unbeaten lads.”
Nickname? “Crème de la Creme.”

Favourite TV show? “I don’t get the chance to watch much TV, but when I do it’s usually a film or Take Me Out.”

Favourite meal when not in camp? “Nando’s and Wagamama’s. I love Indian food.”

Hobbies? “Going travelling with my missus when we get the chance. We want to go to Indonesia this year.”

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