Stoke Newington’s sensational Light Middleweight prospect Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng returned to training, at the TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, this week after taking a short rest following his magnificent points win over the highly rated, and previously unbeaten, Liam Cameron.
Erick happily accepted the offer to face Cameron, on his home turf in Sheffield, even though Cameron was unbeaten in nine outings and being hailed as a prospective title contender.
Young Erick put on a scintillating performance to easily take the victory by a 77-74 points margin, which see him rocket up the rankings and into championship contention. It is proposed that Erick will now challenge current holder Brian Rose for the English Light Middleweight title later this year.
Following a training session, under the watchful eyes of manager-trainer Brian Lawrence, Erick spoke briefly about the fight, “Yes, I did the business. I want to thank God for the victory.
It was a good fight. He was rated as a good amateur, former ABA champion he had nine fights, nine wins, has three TKO’s so I went to his back yard and took care of business you know.
Broke him down, you know, I was ready to knock him out, but I got the win. I’m not shocked because I knew I was going to go there and beat him. It just shows what kind of fighter I am. As I keep saying I am a World Champion in the making, you know.
He was a good fighter, I beat him because of the fighters I have fought compared to the fighters he has fought, you can’t compare. I had tough fights, you know those tough fights work to my credit and make me a stronger fighter, more determined to win.
Now I’m rated number ten in Britain, so which is good, set me up good. My next fight will be for the English title, which Brian Rose has at the moment, so we’re going to be taking it from him, hopefully in September.
Brian Lawrence is a very good coach and the best is yet to come as they say. I feel good and I’m back in training now. I took a week off and I feel good and strong so it’s just onwards and upwards now.”
Further news on the proposed Brian Rose versus Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng, for the English Light Middleweight title, is expected in the near future – watch this space.