Undefeated IBF European super-lightweight champion Akeem Ennis Brown is promising to produce something ‘magic’ when he takes on Bilal Rehman tomorrow night.
Brown (12-0) faces fellow undefeated fighter Rehman live on iFL TV at the Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff, and ‘Riiddy’ is urging everybody to tune in and witness something special.
Brown said: “This fight is going to be amazing and I’m going to put on a great show. I can’t wait to go out there and show the magic.
“You have two unbeaten fighters coming together and putting it all on the line so you can’t miss out on this as someone is leaving with their first loss.
“People need to tune in. Everyone has to pay big money for these pay-per-view and subscriptions fights, but here you’re getting great boxing live and free on iFL TV.
“Hopefully everyone takes advantage of what MTK are doing as you’re getting the chance to see talented boxers build their careers and go onto big things.
“Everyone I speak to can’t wait for this fight, so it’s going to be good to give something back to them and entertain everybody. I had a great win in December and it’s time to keep the momentum going.”
Akeem Ennis Brown insists he will have an answer for anything Bilal Rehman tries to do when the two undefeated stars meet on Friday.
Brown (12-0) defends his IBF European super-lightweight title at the Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff, and the man known as ‘Riiddy’ has made it clear just what he thinks will happen on fight night.
Brown said: “I only see the fight playing out one way, and that’s with me winning, keeping my title and holding it up high.
“I’m preparing for a tough fight but I always do that, and then I make it easy. That’s just how I am. If it’s a hard fight I’d love that, but I’ll still be victorious. If it’s easy then I get to show everybody just what I can do.
“I’m very excited to get back in the ring and I just want to get in there and do the business. I’m looking forward to dealing with the next challenge in hand, and it will be good to show everyone what I’ve been learning.
“I can’t wait to put on a good performance for the people in Wales. There is a good crowd coming over and they’re going to witness a brilliant display.
“During this last week it’s just about relaxing and staying focused. You have to make sure your mind is in the right place, and there has to be a good balance physically, mentally and emotionally.”
Unbeaten Commonwealth flyweight champion Jay Harris has criticized the opposition of European champion Vincent Legrand after the Welsh star was made mandatory for his title.
Harris (14-0) returns to action at the Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff on March 1, and it’s been a good week for the 28-year-old after being made mandatory for both the British title and now the European title.
The European belt is held by Legrand, and Harris has made it perfectly clear just what he thinks of the Frenchman ahead of a potential future meeting.
Harris said: “I am very pleased to be made mandatory for the European title. It’s a massive title and one that can shoot me up the rankings.
“Vincent Legrand is the champion and is very tall at the weight. I think he’s around 5 foot 8, which is massive for flyweight. He’s a straight puncher and very correct, but he is beatable.
“Apart from a couple of guys, he hasn’t really fought anyone. In his last few fights he’s been having six rounders, and one of them was against an opponent with a losing record.
“He shouldn’t be fighting people like that at 29-0. I wouldn’t mind fighting him in his backyard and winning, but you know what they say over there, you have to knock them out to win. It’s a massive risk, but without risk there’s no reward.”
Harris faces Jaba Memishishi in Cardiff next Friday, with the event show live on iFL TV. The main event sees Akeem Ennis Brown defend his IBF European super-lightweight title against Bilal Rehman.
There is also a packed undercard, which features an interesting featherweight bout between Jacob Robinson and Jonny Phillips, along with exciting stars like Kieran Gething, Alex Hughes, Maredudd Thomas, Sultan Zaurbek and many more.
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