Welterweight Michael Mcpherson has promised to deliver a serious performance this Saturday night when he returns to action in the Queensbury Boxing League at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.
The twenty four year old gym instructor from Streatham was last in action back in March when he dropped a razor thin points decision to Lewisham’s Rossco Parker in his second outing competing in the UK’s premier boxing league, but as he prepares to take on one of his toughest challenges, the Streatham stylist openly admits that he has only been playing at the sport over the last couple of years and has vowed to showcase the real Michael Mcpherson on Saturday night when he steps down two weight divisions to compete at Welterweight.
The man facing Mcpherson on the night will be Northampton’s highly touted Light Middleweight champion Nathan Leeson who like Mcpherson will be competing at Welterweight for the first time, and although the Mcpherson enters the showdown as the underdog, he believes the result and his performance will shock a lot of people after the final bell has sounded.
“ To be honest I’ve not taken boxing seriously for a few years now, but this next fight is going to be a whole different story, and people are going to see a very different performance from me, commented Mcpherson.
“When I was younger I was really dedicated and put everything into my boxing, but when I got older life took over and I’ve not been as dedicated as I needed to be”
“This will be the first fight in the league where I am actually boxing at the right weight , and I’m feeling fitter sharper and more powerful than I've ever felt before, and for those that see me as an underdog in this fight I like that, because its just going to make winning that much better”
Mcpherson’s showdown with Leeson will feature on the undercard of the league’s big "Too Hot To Handle" summer promotion that will be headlined by Croydon’s Gareth Gardner’s British Middleweight title defence, and for the full line up on Saturday's show and ticket information, click HERE