Sky Sports’ viewers are guaranteed thrills when ‘Pac Man’ and ‘Crash Bang’ collide for the vacant Southern Area lightweight title on Saturday night.
Floyd ‘Pac Man’ Moore is a heart-on-his-sleeve scrapper with lights-out power and Ryan ‘Crash Bang’ Taylor also loves to fight.
Moore has got his chance after winning his last three fights and his punch up with Taylor could be one of the highlights of the big show at the ExCel Arena.
“I like being in a tear up,” admitted the 23 year-old from Fareham.
“I enjoy testing myself against other fighters and flying the flag for Fareham, it’s a great feeling!
“I’m always in with a chance in any fight because I’ve got the punch to turn a fight on its head.
“But I’ve had to work on my defence because I know this guy can hit himself.
“I want to do the business without getting hit too much myself this time!
“We’ve got a game plan and I’m going to try to stick to it. But in a boxing ring, game plans can go out of the window.”
Moore’s 13-fight records shows spectacular one-punch wipe-outs of Met Sekiraga and Jason Thompson and in September, ‘Pac Man’ sent Phil Gill into retirement with a first-round win.
“I can box as well,” said Moore. “This is a great chance for me, both fighting for the Southern Area Title and live on Sky Sports. I want to show people what I can do.
” I know I have a better chance than most people are giving me, Taylor is definitely beatable.
“I jumped at the chance when (manager) Mickey (Helliet) phoned me.”
Helliet has another fighter in Southern Area-title action on the show.
Carshalton southpaw Tony Owen defends his Southern Area light-welter belt against ‘Pretty’ Ricky Boylan also at the Excel.
Helliet also has Southern Area middleweight champion Elliott Matthews on his books – and Moore is possibly his biggest ticket-seller.
He has twice filled Fareham Leisure Centre for his up-and-down fight-of-the-year contender against Yordan Vasilev and his thrashing of Gill and has sold £10,000 of tickets for Saturday night’s
Moore will be well prepared for the biggest fight of his career.
“I’ve had time off work and moved in with (trainer) Michael (Ballingall),” he said. “I’ve done it all properly.
“I told my manager (Helliet) that I wanted to box for the Southern Area title and he’s delivered, now its down to me to do my bit. I’ve had five weeks to prepare and that’s plenty of time. I am ready!”