Luton Lightweight Michael ‘Chunky’ Devine will be back in action, against Trowbridge’s ‘Dirty’ Dan Carr, at the Olivia Goodwin Main Events promoted ‘Search & Destroy’ event at York Hall in London on Saturday 4th June 2011
Devine-Carr will feature on the support card of Ryan ‘Mr Attitude’ Barrett’s International Masters Lightweight title defense against Kenya’s Geoffrey ‘The Tiger’ Munika.
It seems ironic that Devine will be fighting on the same bill as Ryan Barrett, as Barrett comprehensively stopped Finsbury Park’s Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander to lift the title in September last year – the very same Mark Alexander who five months earlier ended Devine’s unbeaten run in similar fashion.
In March this year, following an eleven month sabbatical from the sport following that disastrous loss, Devine made his successful return to the fray, against the highly experienced Birmingham battler Sid Razak in Dagenham.
Throughout the bout Devine was divine, he plain out boxed the resilient Razak throughout. Razak is no walk over at the best of times but Devine outclassed him from start to finish to earn a convincing 39-37 points victory.
Speaking earlier this today Devine said, “Yeah, I’m back again. It was the first time I boxed in twelve months, it was good to get the rounds in. I made it tougher than I should have, but it was good to get in the ring again.
I thought I done better, but I watched the video and I’ve still got a few things to work on. I’m getting there and it was good to get the win and hopefully get another win on June 4th.
It’s a little bit of a step up so really looking forward to it.”
Devine then went on to talk about that fateful day in April 2010 that see him lose his precious unbeaten record, “Leading up to that fight last year, basically the training camp on the day I thought had gone well, but I was struggling to make weight. I think that’s why my resistance weren’t there. When I was warming up on the pads ready to go out I said to James (Devine’s coach James Paisley) I don’t feel right.
It was my birthday, my twenty first, had a lot of pressure. Something was missing, I didn’t have the pre-fight buzz or nothing. It was a learning curve and all that, I’m glad it happened now as it made me a better fighter.
When I went down in the first round, I thought I’m chasing the fight. I knew I could stop him if I landed, but I was too wild with my shots. It was a great learning curve for me though.
I know I showed heart against Alexander, but I can fight lots of different ways. I can stand there and trade. With Sid Razak I boxed. You’re going to see another different me on June 4th
I’m really looking forward to June 4th, it’ll be a good end to the first part of the season. I’m taking it one step at a time and want a six rounder by the end of the year.”
Michael ‘Chunky’ Devine versus ‘Dirty’ Dan Carr will be part of the fifteen bout undercard supporting the Ryan Barrett – Geoffrey Munika International Masters lightweight Title fight at the Olivia Goodwin Main Events promoted ‘Search & Destroy’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 4th June 2011.
Tickets, priced £35 (Standard seated) and £50 (Ringside) for the ‘Search and Destroy’ event are available on-line now at www.tkoboxoffice.com, in person at The TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA or from any boxer appearing on the show. For further information call: 07960 850645