English Super Middleweight Champion Paul David is set to face Prizefighter – Light Heavyweight winner Travis Dickinson on the undercard of the Frank Maloney and Tommy Gilmore promoted Denis Shafikov versus Lee McAllister European Light Welterweight Title fight the Exhibition Centre in Aberdeen on Saturday 25th February.
Speaking earlier David, who will be making his first outing under the guidance of his new manager/coach TRAD TKO’s Johnny Eames, made it clear that he was relishing the prospect, “Yeah, I can’t wait, the fights on the undercard of Lee McAllister. I’ve fought up there before and Lee McAllister always sells out, so it’s going to be a packed hall.
I see Travis Dickinson earlier in his career, I didn’t think too much of him so was a bit surprised when he won Prizefighter at Light Heavy.
He’s going to be well prepared and up for it, but I’ve been here at the TKO about a month and half now and have been sparring with Leon (Williams), when he was British Champion, and had no problem with him. There’s Mitchell Balker from the Netherlands and I’ve had no problem with any of these guys.
They’re bigger guys than me but I use my speed and boxing skills to get around them, I’ll deal with Travis Dickinson the same way.
After I’ve dealt with Travis Dickinson I’m going to be looking for a British title fight, either the winner of Tony Bellew-Danny McIntosh or maybe I can get George Groves in the ring, hopefully Frank Warren can take his nappy off him and put him in with me like a real fighter.
I’ll get this fight out of the way then see what Johnny can do for me. All I want is either a serious English title defense, one that really means something, you know Robin Reid beat Daniel Cadman so maybe he’ll have the stones to step in the ring with me and we can start something like a British title eliminator so I can get at George Groves after he takes out his old foe Kenny Anderson.
Yeah, so it’s either Light Heavyweight or Super Middleweight works for me, even Cruiserweight, which is kind of weak at the moment, three divisions is open to me and I’m ready for all of them, I’m just ready to go.”
Johnny Eames then expanded on how the Dickinson fight was made, “Yeah, obviously since he joined us we have been trying to get Paul a fight, in the short time he’s been with us we have had numerous offers of fights, but each time the fight got close we heard nothing more.
I suppose we’ve had twelve different opponents he was going to have, including an English title defense against Patrick Mendy, which didn’t come around for no fault of our own.
Then Travis Dickinson was available, so I made the call to Frank Maloney and he said yes, so we can now get this show on the road and see what we’ve got.
This fights a six rounder at Light Heavyweight, not Super Middleweight – you know it’s a case of this week Light Heavyweight next week Super Middleweight with Paul, as all he wants to do is fight.”
Paul David against Travis Dickenson features on the undercard of the Denis Shafikov versus Lee McAllister’s European Light Welterweight title bout at the Exhibition Centre in Aberdeen on Saturday, 25th February.