By Daniel Mole, UKO Boxing
Swadlincote middleweight, Zach Parker, is hoping to secure a third straight professional victory on Friday evening.
The decorated amateur has taken to life in the paid ranks like a duck to water recording back-to-back stoppages since turning professional in October.
The 21 year-old takes on Stoke’s Mark Till at Hatherley Manor Hotel, Gloucester, on Friday looking to make it a hat-trick of wins.
“I’ve enjoyed my start,” Parker told www.uko-boxing.com. “I’ve fought two different fighters and have been fortunate enough to stop them both. I’m still learning my trade but I’m really enjoying the experience.”
“I’ve had a lot of experience as an amateur at the top level, plus I had been training with the pro’s since I was 14, so I knew what being a professional boxer was all about.
“I was in the gym on the Monday after my last fight. I’m dedicated to the sport. When you’re only boxing 4 rounders it doesn’t really take much out of you, so I keep myself fit ready for the next one.
“Training has been spot on and I’m ready to for Till on Friday. I haven’t really looked into him to be honest all I know is that he comes to win, which I like, and that he boxed my brother, Duane, three times as an amateur.
I’m expecting him to try and rush me early on but I’m going to stick to my boxing, take my time and get the job done.”
Tewkesbury boxer, Adam Harper, headlines the show as he battles it out with Gloucester’s Lewis Van Poetsch for the British Challenge Middleweight Title.
Bristol super lightweight, Kane Stewart, takes on Melksham’s Liam Richards, to complete the three-fight card.
Tickets for Western Country’s ‘To The Manor Born’ show are priced at £30 or £60 VIP Ringside, and are available by calling 07739 418 967.