National Middleweight title challenger Joel Wanderema has warned title rival Ben Davies that he will be taking him into “deep waters” next month, as the duo prepare to collide in the Reisser High Stakes main event in West Sussex.
The 31 year-old powerhouse from Dulwich who trains out of the famous Miguels Boxing Gym in Brixton will face off against Davies on Saturday May 14th for his chance to claim the vacant National title, and Wanderema is confident that he will overcome everything Davies has to finally lift his first QBL belt.
Wanderema was last in action back in November when he lost out to talented Essex boxer Tey Lynn-Jones at the quarterfinal stages of the Quest Knockout tournament, after giving Lynn Jones a torrid time in the opening round of the showdown, and even though the loss ended his dreams of lifting the title and becoming the first Quest champion, Wanderema believes he’ll be stronger for it on May 14th.
"I'm feeling really good with just a few weeks to go before this fight, and my training and weight are all on point and I'm feeling sharp, said title hopeful Wanderema.
"I took a break after my last fight in November but now I'm giving it absolutely everything I’ve got as we head towards this showdown”
Wanderema admits he has total respect for the achievements of the popular Davies who has already won other titles in the competition, but when that opening bell sounds it will be down to business for him.
"I saw his last fight with Bryan Richardson and it was my kind of fight; it was really fun to watch"
"Maybe his camp think this one is going to go the same way. They're going to stand back and look for openings. If he doesn’t come tidy he's going to get caught.
"I started well in my last fight against Lynn-Jones but then messed around which cost me the decision, but as long as I put the work in I know I've got the power to be champion and this will definitely be a "W" for me.
Wanderema versus Davies headlines a packed night of competition for the Queensbury Boxing League at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel in West Sussex, and to see the rest of the fight card click HERE