The weigh in for Peter McDonagh versus Darren Hamilton BBBofC Southern Area Light Welterweight Title, sponsored by Revolver Entertainment’s new to DVD action drama ‘Fists of Rage’ movie, was held earlier today at The Real Fight Club in Shoreditch, London.
McDonagh versus Hamilton will take place on Friday 18th March at Spencer Fearon’s Hard Knocks Boxing Promotions ‘Shamrock Showdown’ event at York hall, Bethnal Green, London.
WEIGHTS & QUOTES.
Peter McDonagh – 140 lbs
“It’s a good fight, he’s hungry, it’s his first chance at a title challenge.
He’s very respectful, I mean he said to me ‘thank’s for giving me the opportunity’ which is nice.
I’m going to take care of business tomorrow night and then move on and hopefully Spencer will get me the British title fight.”
Darren Hamilton – 139 lbs
“I can see it go one of two ways, because of the contrast of styles. It’ll either be a small hall classic or it could be a very boring fight.
It’s a very tactical fight, so sometimes it can be something that not everyone will want to see. Obviously it’s not going to be a tear up.
Peter McDonagh boxes two ways, he’s not going to know what to do with me as there’s no footage of me on YouTube. There’ll be a lot of standing off by him and I’ll do what I do best. Lots of tactics, lots of jabs, there’s not going to be any heavy trading early on I don’t think.
I’m going to do my own thing, fight my own fight. It might not be what the public want to see, they may want to see a tear up. As I say it could be one of two things it could be a boring tactical fight or a small hall classic”
Following the weigh in promoter Spencer Fearon spoke briefly, well sort of, on the top class event, “The shows called Shamrock Showdown for the simple fact that today is Saint Patrick’s Day, do you realise that actually St. Patrick was Welsh. We live in a multi-ethnic society and we’re uniting everybody with Hard Knocks everybody is welcome, so come down to York Hall and show your support for Peter McDonagh and Darren Hamilton as they fight for the Southern Area title. That’s a real good fight and I’m the promoter of the show.
You’ve also got Erick Ochieng, who’s ‘The Eagle’, so I’ve replaced one Eagle with another, ‘cos Kreshnik Qato is not on this show but will be on my next show in a couple of months time. So I’ve got a new Eagle, I’ve got a vicious dark skinned African terrorist – he scares me – he’s fighting a guy called Luke Robinson, who was an ABA titlist a few years ago. That’s a real good 50/50 fight.
I haven’t forgot Nathan Graham versus Adil Anwar, which is going to be a superb fight for the International Masters title. These are two guys with very similar records. Nathan is 11-1 and Adil is 10-1. Nobody wants to fight Adil Anwar, nobody wants to fight Nathan Graham, so you know what I said why don’t you fight each other. I mean I put the money up.
All the fights are like that. I stick to my ethos, my ethos is every fight could be a main event and that’s what I’m doing.
It’s not easy doing small hall shows when you have no TV. But everyone knows me, I’m a peoples person and will get everybody in. We’re going to have a rammed York Hall.
I want to say a massive thank you to TKO, a big thank you to Rio and a big massive thank you to that thief Johnny Eames, just joking I love Johnny. Big massive thanks to all those people coming out to support our boys.”
Tickets for Spencer Fearon’s Hard Knocks Boxing Promotions SHAMROCK SHOWDOWN at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Friday 18th March 2011 are priced £35 on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com, call: 07960 850645 or in person at The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.
Fists Of Rage, distributed by Revolver Entertainment, is new to DVD and will be released nationally on the 28th March 2011 and can be pre-ordered now at Amazon – www.amazon.co.uk – and HMV – www.hmv.com