Welterweight title contender Ashley Dansie says winning the novice title next month would be the perfect “Payoff” for all of the hard work he has put into boxing.
The undefeated nineteen year old will step through the ropes at the Effingham Park Hotel in West Sussex on Sunday June 8th to challenge old rival Anthony Ayinde for the league’s vacant belt, and after beating Ayinde on his debut in the competition back in 2013, Dansie believes the return will be even more exciting than their first encounter with both of them now firmly established names in the novice division.
Dansie, who trains out of the White Dogs Boxing gym in Redhill alongside Queensbury Middleweight champion Ben Davies, has yet to put a foot wrong in the competition since entering its ranks, and after seeing Ayinde string together three impressive wins since his only loss, the Redhill stylist is confident the fans will not be disappointed with what awaits them when they meet again in the co main event of the all action Challenger 5 promotion.
Talking ahead of the clash Dansie said: “ I think the rematch is going to be even better than the first fight, and now that we both have a bit more experience its going to mean a much more entertaining fight with a title also on the line.
“Out of all my fights in the league I’d say the one against Ayinde was by far the toughest, but I was really nervous when we fought with it being my first ever fight in the league in front of all the camera’s and fans, but now I’m feeling a lot more settled with the big stage.
“Boxing wise I’ve really improved since that first fight with Anthony and I’ve started to put my combinations together and things are feeling more natural, and with the team I’ve got behind me who are going to push me all the way I’m confident that winning this title will be the perfect payoff for all the work I’ve put into getting here.
Dansie’s title showdown will feature as one of the main contests of the big Super Sunday of boxing being held in the Millennium Arena at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel, and for more information on the rest of the bill CLICK HERE