After a five month break 27 year old “Smokin” Joe Mullender returns to the ring this Saturday determined to prove he is back on the way up when he takes on Diego Burton for the British Masters Super-Middleweight title.
After racing to five straight wins including a victory in a contender for fight of the year against Gary Boulden, Joe lost his undefeated record in November when dropping a close 96-95 decision against Michael Obin from Sweden.
In hindsight it was a fight Mullender should have pulled out of “I was weight drained trying to get down to the Light-Middleweight limit and was really ill trying to do it. I did contemplate what my future held after the fight but after a switch to Jamie Williams decided I would fight at Super-Middleweight and then drop to Midleweight for Area/English/British titles.”
Mullender continued “I have had the perfect training camp and if Diego beats me I will not have any excuses but….. he wont”.
Here Joe talks about his upcoming title fight:
The Mullender Burton is co feature alongside the International Masters Light-Middleweight clash between former WBO European Champion Dmytro Nikulin from Ukraine (28-1) against former Southern Area Champion Ryan Toms which should be a barnstormer.
It promises to be another action packed and exciting Goodwin Promotions show.
The undercard features up and coming Heavyweight AJ Carter (6-0) against Plamen Niokulov from Bulgaria who is coming off a draw against highly touted Northern Heavyweight David Allen.
Former English Champion and European Title challenger Ashley Sexton makes his first appearance since signing a three year deal with Steve Goodwin.
Also featured on their debuts are former amateur star Ohara Davies, “The Total Package” Aston Mount and Brenny “Blue Eyes” Osborne.
Light-Welterweight Rakeem “The Noble” Ashaye goes for his fourth straight win since turning pro.
Boxing starts at 6.30 pm.
Remaining tickets can be bought from any of the boxers or at www.goodwinpromotions.co.uk