Two time Queensbury British Middleweight champion Gareth Gardner say’s he is 100% focussed on maintaining his perfect record in the UK’s premier boxing league later this month when he returns to action to face local rival Viktor Voros in the first defence of his title.
The twenty seven year old carpenter from New Addington claimed his second title in quick succession back in March with a comprehensive points victory over Streatham’s Michael McPherson during an incredible night of action at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, and Gardner will be hoping another big performance on June 30th at the Effingham Park Hotel will see him confirm his status as one of the most exciting boxers ever to compete in the league.
But if Gardner is to maintain is 100% record he will have to contend with the teak tough Voros originally from Hungary, who also boasts an impressive amateur record from his native country, and enters the bout with the reputation of carrying dynamite in both hands.
“I’ve made an incredible start to my league career winning British titles at two different weights, but my main goal is to keep winning and putting on good performances for the fans that keep coming to support me,” commented Gardner.
“From what I’ve seen of Voros he looks strong and very powerful so I’m going to need to watch out for him as he’s known to be a bit of a banger, but knowing that he’s coming into this fight to try and take my title away from me gives me all the motivation I need to put in the training to ensure I’m ready for whatever he brings”
“As far as preparations go I’m right on target and I’ve been doing lots of running, sparring and fitness training in the build up to the fight so far, so hopefully my army of fans will be there again on the 30th to support me as I’m planning on putting on a show for them”.
Joining Gardner on the impressive line up of boxing on the night will be Croydon lightweight Tony Clemmey who will be looking to make a big impression as he makes his league debut on the show. The former amateur star who rose to prominence back in 2008 winning Gold at the prestigious Haringey Multi Nations Box cup and also narrowly lost out in the finals of the S.E London Senior novice championships back in 2010 will lock horns with Dagenham’s talented Craig Hardy who will also be making is debut for the promotion, and with the league’s Lightweight division boasting some exciting prospects the winner could see themselves fast tracked into title contention later on in the year.