Chris Truman is ready to take his frustration out on his next opponent, Bheki Moyo, when the pair clash at the Institute, Birmingham, on Friday, 26th April.
The Erdington-born Light-Welterweight (8-4-1) lost a controversial points decision against Amir Unsworth last month for the British Masters Title. Truman looked to have comfortably won the fight but referee, Rob Chalmers, scored the contest 95-96 in Unsworth’s favour. It was a bitter pill to swallow for Truman, who is still seething at the defeat.
“I’m still fuming but I’m going to channel my aggression into this next fight,” Truman told www.uko-boxing.com. “This is what I do for living and when you feel like you’ve been robbed of a title, it does play on your mind.
“I moped around for a week or two afterwards, I felt gutted but now I’m ready to get back in the ring and, like I say, channel my aggression in the best way possible.”
The 28 year-old faces South African veteran Moyo (0-51-2) over 4 x 3’s later this month. Moyo is ten years Truman’s senior and, with a winless record, it represents an excellent chance for Truman to get back to winning ways after three consecutive defeats.
However, Truman insists he won’t be taking Moyo lightly.
“I respect everyone who is prepared to get in the ring,” he added. “Bheki is very experienced. He’s only been stopped five times and so this is a good opportunity to keep myself ticking over and to get four good rounds under my belt.
“It’s in Birmingham as well, which is a bonus. It’s nice to fight on your own patch.”
Midlands Area Cruiserweight Champion, Chris Keane (9-0) tops the It’s-A-Bout-Boxing Promotions ‘New Blood’ show at the Institute, Digbeth. The Walsall fighter will take on an as yet unnamed foreign opponent over 6 x3’s.
Coventry Heavyweight, Mike O’Hagan (3-0) will be looking to build on his unbeaten start to his professional career when he takes on Trowbridge’s Luke Martin (0-0-1) over 4 x 3’s.
Tamworth’s Matt Seawright (3-73-5) is back in action against Czech scrapper, Vaclav Skromach (1-9-0) over 4 x 2’s whilst local youngster, Disney Huni, is set to make his professional debut.
Tickets are priced at £30 General, £40 Ringside Balcony, £50 Ringside Floor and £65 Inner Ringside. They are available from Ticket Master (http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/New-Blood-tickets/artist/1850584) or by calling 0845 467 3930 or 07888 870 650.