Walsall light welterweight, Luke Paddock, is ready to give Black Country fight fans something to cheer about on Friday evening.
Walsall boxing suffered a blow on Saturday evening as hometown hero, Martin Gethin, lost his British Lightweight Title to Derry Mathews in Liverpool. However, as he finalises his preparations ahead of Friday’s encounter with Kristian Dochev, Paddock is ready to put a smile back on the fans’ faces.
“It’s a shame he lost the belt,” Paddock told www.uko-boxing.com. “I look up to Martin. He’s a great role model and I’m looking forward to seeing him back in the gym soon.
“I want to put a smile back on the fan’s faces on Friday. I want to put in a good performance and get the ‘W’. Dochev is experienced and he’ll be coming to win but I’ve had a good campo and feel sharp.
“It’s a nice tapered week now as I count down to Friday. I’m just maintaining what I’ve got now. I’ll be doing a little bit of light padwork and tactics.
“Dochev is decent but I think I’ve got enough to take him.”
Paddock appears on EJKO Promotions’ ‘MayDay’ Show at Walsall Town Hall on Friday. Tickets are priced at £30 and £60 Ringside and are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. The aftershow party takes place at the Pitch Sports Bar and Grill on Bridge Street, Walsall. The weigh-in also takes place at The Pitch at 1pm on Thursday (15th).
The show will also be aired live and exclusive on BBC WM’s DAB Digital Service and online at www.bbc.co.uk/wm