Former British, Commonwealth and WBU International Cruiserweight Champion Bruce ‘Lionheart’ Scott popped into the Ultrachem TKO Gym in Canning Town to wish Dutch Cruiserweight prospect Mitchell Balker success in his first London fight, against Nick ‘The Ox’ Okoth at the Graham Earl promoted ‘Capital Punishment’ at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London this Saturday.
During his magnificent career Bruce has won the British Southern Area title, twice held both the BBBofC British and Commonwealth Cruiserweight belts, winning the coveted Lonsdale belt outright. On the World scene Bruce won the WBU International Cruiserweight title and challenged for a World crown no less than three times.
Still a keen supporter of the Cruiserweight division Bruce took the opportunity to meet with Mitchell at the Paul Morby and Daniel Cadman weigh-in, after which he said. “It’s great to have new blood in the division. Mitchell looks strong and with Johnny (Eames) training him will do good.
I wish Mitchell the best of luck tomorrow. Nick (Okoth) is a tough fighter but I think Mitchell will have the edge.”
Mitchell Balker versus Nick ‘The Ox’ Okoth will be on the undercard of Paul Morby vs. Daniel ‘The Slick’ Cadman BBBofC Southern Area Super Middleweight title showdown at the Graham Earl promoted ‘Capital Punishment’ event at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 22nd January 2011.
Another exciting young fighter from the Ultrachem TKO stable, Welterweight Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor, also has a tough challenge when he faces Graham Earl’s nineteen year old protégé Terry Holmes.
British Masters Light Welterweight Champion Jay ‘The Isle Of Wight Assassin’ Morris, will be taking on another of the Ultrachem TKO team, ‘Dynamo’ Daryl Setterfield, in a non-championship bout.
Hove’s unbeaten Light Heavyweight Navid Iran also has a challenging bout as he faces the very tough Mansfield, Notts, based Latvian Alex ‘Pit Bull’ Spitko.
Don’t blink or you might just miss Joe ‘The Belfast Banger’ Hillerby take on Ryan Clarke. In his last fight Joe stopped Gavin Putney in just 43 seconds! But saying that you can’t write off Ryan easily, as he is also known as a super tough big puncher.
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