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I'm fit and ready for Kinslow warns Seabrook

Queensbury Boxing League - I'm fit and ready for Kinslow warns Seabrook

Jack Figg catches up with Champion Joe Seabrook

National Cruiserweight champion Joe Seabrook has insisted he will be ‘too much’ for challenger Carl Kinslow when they meet next month.

Seabrook makes the first defence of the title he won against Joey Pirotta following a destructive 20 second knockout in their February encounter. Despite the early finish Seabrook said he was not surprised with the first round knockout as the Islington boxer recorded his first stoppage in the league and even admitted he would have liked the fight to have gone on longer.

“Obviously it was good to get an early stoppage” Seabrook said.

“I stopped quite a few people in the amateurs so although I haven't stopped a lot of people in the league I have done it before so it didn't come as much of a surprise.

“I probably trained the hardest I have ever trained and I was probably in the best shape I’ve been and I did work on a lot of things in my training camp that I wanted to show so a round or two would’ve been nice but I landed early and it was game over.”

Ex professional MMA light-heavyweight Kinslow is a former QBL regional heavyweight champion and national heavyweight title challenger leaving Seabrook to achkowldge the challenge ahead.

“I know little bits, and I’ve seen some clips of him, he’s going to be big and strong, and rugged. He’s obviously going to try and close the distance” Seabrook said.

“He’s not going to try and box me I think the only way I can see him getting any success is by trying to turn it into a tear up and that suits me just as much as a fight at long range.

“At the end of the day we’re both big, one punch can change things.

“But I just think in the amateurs I boxed at a very high level and he’s not going to catch me with silly shots, I genuinely think I’ll be too much for him all round. I know he’s going to be tough but I’m supremely confident I’ll be too much for him.”

The title fight was first pencilled in for an April showdown, however after the champion suffered a work related injury the contest was moved to June, Seabrook has insisted recovery went well.

“It’s fine (the injury) I’ve been given some physio for it and it’s fine now” he said.

“I’ve been hitting the pads and doing some strength and conditioning and I’ll be sparring soon so it’s all looking good.”

Seabrook, who is 3-0 in the league and competed in 18 amatuer bouts representing Repton and Times ABC, has not ruled out the possibility of entering the paid ranks.

“I’m 34 and everyone keeps telling me I’m old but I feel in good shape” Seabrook said.

“I know I’m not going to be a world champion but I actually had offers to turn pro with promoters before I came into the league.

“I just love fighting so if something came along and I could work it around my work then I’ll be open for anything to be honest.”

Seabrook meets Kinslow on June 30 ‘True Grit’ bill. Staged at the Effingham Park Hotel, Crawley




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