Mitcham’s Lee Cannon will be looking to put the disappointment of his previous outing behind him and focus on the task at hand when the Welterweight prospect makes his first appearance of 2011 on the undercard of the Queensbury Boxing Leagues big March 12th promotion Showdown at the Epsom Downs Racecourse.
Cannon’s last appearance in the Queensbury Fight League back in November on the promotions Dynamite show resulted in a disappointing draw against Hasting’s durable Steve Cyster, and although neither man asserted their dominance in the contest Cannon still believes he did enough on the night to take the decision but admits he could have made it an easier nights work if he and stuck to his boxing. “ I felt I won that fight on the night and did enough to take the decision. I didn’t box to my best ability and know if I had stuck to my boxing it would have been an easy night’s work for me. Although I came out with a draw it still felt like a loss to me and a mark on my record, but this time I won’t be making the same mistakes”
Cannon fighting out of the Juggernaughts Boxing gym in Felbridge has set his sights firmly on a shot at the Queensbury Welterweight title this year, his attention has turned to his next opponent, and seems fully focused on doing the business on March 12th in front of his travelling fans. The man looking to derail his title ambitions and end his unbeaten run will be late replacement Stuart Goodwin from Crawley. Cannon was originally scheduled to face Tommy Chang from London, but Chang withdrew from the contest citing a back problem and Goodwin steps up to fill the void. Goodwin fighting out of the Primal Fight School will be looking to impress on his league debut, but Cannon insists there will be no slip-ups this time around even with the late change of opponent. “ I learned a lot from my last fight and this time I am not going to put the decision in the judges hands. I’ve increased my training and I am 100% focused on doing a number on Goodwin and putting myself in the mix for the title this year”.
With Cannon in no mood to give any ground and Goodwin looking to seize this late chance to appear on the big Showdown promotion the fight looks perfectly balanced to produce a cracking encounter before the shows main event featuring Roundshaws Lewis Pinto against Bognors Kid Bucko for the vacant Queensbury British Light Middleweight title.