Queensbury middleweight John Hefford has warned Faraz Akram that he only has his old national middleweight title on loan for the next few months, after seeing Akram lift the vacant belt at the Millennium arena in West Sussex.
Former champion Hefford was due to defend his title against Akram in the main event of the league's big summer blockbuster until ligament damage sustained in training forced him to withdraw from the contest, and after vacating the title on the agreement that he would face the winner of the June 13th showdown between Akram and late stand in Mark Brown, Hefford say's he's now got real fire in his belly to hand the new champion his second defeat after Akram accused him of pulling out of their showdown in his post fight interview because he just did not want to face him.
Talking shortly after the fight to Queensbury TV the former champion said: " After watching Akram's performance in their tonight I really believe if I'd been fit to fight him it would have been an easy nights work for me in there"
" Watching him in action he shows all his shots and doesn't seem to throw a jab, and all he seems to rely on is landing a big shot and if that doesn't happen he's going to lose like he did against Joel Wanderema as he's just not busy enough to outpoint anyone.
" If I was Faraz Akram I would not feel like a champion after beating Mark Brown who I don't think was near national title level, and to call yourself the champion you've got to beat the champion and Faraz has not beaten me"
" After hearing what he said in his post fight interview its put real fire in my belly for this fight now, and whether its in September or October the only fight I want is Faraz Akram and he's going to be in for a shock because its on now.
To watch Hefford's full post fight interview with QBL TV click HERE