David Cove say’s he is “100%” confident he will emerge as champion this coming Saturday night, when the eighteen year old steps through the ropes to challenge for the league's vacant Southern Area Welterweight title.
The youngster from Margate will face Mitcham’s Lee Cannon on the under card of the huge "Too Hot To Handle" promotion at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, and after producing a devastating first round knockout victory last time out to earn his shot at the title, Cove believes it will only be his hand raised at the end of an intriguing battle.
“ I’m not sure how this fight will go in terms of the finish, but what I do know is that whether its on points or by stoppage I will be the winner, commented Cove.
“ I’ve had two wins in the league so far but on both occasions I’ve not been happy with the performances for different reasons, but for this fight I’m going in there to impress and show a lot more of my boxing”
The man standing in the opposite corner to Cove on the night is no stranger to the pressures of championship boxing, after claiming the league’s novice version of the title back in November with an impressive display to dethrone former champion Tom Knight, but Margate’s Cove thinks that Cannon's experience won’t do anything to change the outcome of the fight, and that he will emerge as the winner.
“My training for this fight has been going really well, and I’ve been working on the fitness side of things as I know Cannon always comes in shape".
"From what I’ve seen of him before in the league he likes to walk forward and throw lots of punches, but I’m confident that if I use my boxing and work the angles in this fight I won’t have a problem in beating him".
Coves’s title challenge will feature on yet another impressive line up of boxing put together by the UK's premier boxing league, and there are still a limited number of £35 tickets available for the show from teh league's box office on 07547 022 244