5th April sees the debut of exciting heavyweight AJ Carter – aka ‘Mr Carter’ – on Goodwin Promotions’ Eurosport-televised show ‘It’s Banjo Time’ at Grays, Essex.
Carter takes on the experienced Paul Morris over four three-minute rounds.
25 year-old Carter has been described as a “mini Mike Tyson” by manager Derek Williams who has signed a promotional deal with Steve Goodwin for his heavyweight protégé.
AJ is trained by his father and former pro Carlton Warren and has sparred David Haye, George Groves and more recently Ian Lewison and Dillian Whyte in preparation for his debut.
AJ only had five amateur fights so he is realistic in his expectations. “The next four years are about building my career and developing experience. I don’t expect to be in major fights until 2017.”
The Carter-Morris fight is one of nine bouts on the card.
Middleweight Lee ‘Banjo’ Markham takes on the tough ‘Pocklington Rocket ‘Harry Matthews for the British Masters middleweight title at his hometown venue of Grays Civic Hall. Markham has won seven from eight contests and has been very impressive since signing with Goodwin with two stoppages over two previously unbeaten fighters and winning all three of his fights under the GP banner by stoppage.
Chester livewire Chris Goodwin, who has won 16 from 19 fights, takes on Irishman Oisin Fagan for the International Masters lightweight title. Veteran Fagan, 39, (26-8) at the age of 39 has mixed in world class company against the likes of Amir Khan and Paul Spadafora and he’ll still be a stiff test for Goodwin.
Menay ‘The Emperor’ Edwards aims to break into the world’s top 80 as he takes on world-ranked number 77, Latvian Arturs Kulikauskis.
‘The Tornado’ Tyler Goodjohn came close to winning his first title in 2012 when he lost a close decision to now Southern Area champion Danny Connor. Tyler looks to make amends as he takes on Dave ‘Dezzy’ O’Connor from Plymouth for the British Masters light-welterweight strap.
Exciting Middleweight prospect Jimmy Coyle takes on Jay Morris.
Light-middleweight Billy Cayzer has his first fight since losing his unbeaten professional record against Bulgarian champion Stillian Kostov and takes on Brummie Dee Mitchell. The by now traditional bumper Goodwin card is completed by middleweight Miley Cash v Dan Blackwell and super-middleweight Mike Evans v Robert Studzinski.
Tickets are sold out but you can catch the action live on Eurosport on 5th April between 8pm and 10pm.