Queensbury Novice Cruiserweight champion Brett Menzies says Romford rival Simeon Dennis will be getting “knockout out” if he actually bothers to turn up for their title showdown on June 18th.
The Essex fighter proved that age is only a number last time out, beating Kent’s heavily fancied Matt Hilliker on points at the age of 45 to win the title. And with Menzies now training harder than ever to ensure the belt does not change hands on June 18th when he faces Dennis, the Rainham champion believes his younger rival will have zero chance of taking his belt.
“ Simeon Dennis is well known for pulling out of fights last minute with sudden injuries, and if I’m honest I’ll be surprised if he turns up to face me this time, said Menzies.
“We were supposed to meet in the league earlier this year, and also a year or so ago up in Essex, but both times he’s not shown up”
Dennis, who’s older brother Marc already holds a win over Menzies was scheduled to box the champion at the opening show of the league’s 2016 season until a knee injury ruled him out of the showdown, and Menzies say’s he’s going to take out his frustration on him if he does decide to make an appearance.
“ I was supposed to be having a rematch with Hilliker as he felt he’d won the last fight, and when he pulled out the promoters offered me Simeon again”
“ I was looking forward to doing a better job on Hilliker this time around, but unfortunately for Dennis he’s going to feel all the pain Hilliker was going to get instead”
“ I can’t see this fight going the distance and he’s got no chance of beating me what ever he does, so all I need him to do is turn up so he can get knocked out”
Menzies first title defence will take place on Saturday June 18th at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel in West Sussex on the undercard of the huge History In The Making promotion, and for ticket information contact the Box Office on 0203 751 8599.