Southern Area Cruiserweight Champion Leon ‘Solid’ Williams gets his first outing of the new season, against Battersea’s fighting fireman Nick ‘The Ox’ Okoth, at the Miranda Carter and Bruce Baker co-promoted ‘Great Expectations’ event at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, this coming Sunday.
Williams is seems particularly pleased that Okoth is his opponent on Sunday, as not only has ‘The Ox’ fought all the main players in the division, but Williams also wanted a tough test to prepare for the upcoming English title clash with Tony ‘The Conqueror’ Conquest , which is scheduled for late October.
Following a highly explosive final sparring session, against fellow Johnny Eames managed and co-trained Dutch Cruiserweight prospect Mitchell Balker, at the TRAD TKO Gym in Canning Town, Williams spoke briefly on his preparations and his opponent Nick Okoth. “Just got back from Marbella, been out there training and that, so am good to go and preparations have been perfect.
Yeah Okoth’s been around, he’s fought everyone so it’ll be good to fight me.
He’s fought all the top people, Nathan Cleverly, Tony Bellew, Danny McIntosh, Tony Dodson and that. He’s also fought Tony (Conquest), which is good for me.
I mean, he’s fought Denis Lebedev and at one stage I want to be at the same level as that guy is now. You know, he fought Okoth, he knocked out Maccranelli so I want to fight the same opponents as him and try and beat them quicker than he did.
I didn’t want to say this but Mitchell (TKO team mate Mitchell Balker) beat him on points so I want to see if I can go one better and stop him. Take his head off, send it into the crowd. Happy days.
He comes to fight, I like that, I like a fight. Team Solid going forward, entertaining the supporters and getting another good win. Team Solid will be everywhere.”
Leon ‘Solid’ Williams versus Nick The Ox’ Okoth headlines the Miranda Carter and Bruce Baker co-promoted ‘Great Expectations’, which takes place at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Sunday 18th September 2011.
Supporting the highly anticipated Leon ‘Solid’ Williams versus Nick ‘The Ox’ Okoth is a nine bout card featuring the cream of local talent.
Doors open at 2pm and the first bout is at 3pm.
Tickets for ‘Great Expectations’ are on sale now – priced £35 (Unreserved) or £65 (Ringside), book on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person at The TRAD TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA. For further information please call 07960 850645.