Kington’s Danny Parsons believes he is only weeks away from claiming his first boxing title as he prepares to take on Dagenham’s Craig Hardy at the league’s massive Quest For Glory promotion at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.
The former amateur contender who boxed for Battersea during his time in the unpaid ranks was given the golden opportunity to challenge for the vacant Queensbury Southern Area title against Hardy after mandatory challenger Mark Houlden announced his retirement from competitive action, and after watching Hardy produce a thrilling win over Tony Clemmey back in June, Parsons says there is no doubt in his mind he will be victorious when the pair get it on.
“After seeing Hardy box last time out I’ve seen what he brings to the table, and there is no doubt in my mind that it will be me lifting that belt on the 22nd, commented the 18-year-old.
“Hardy looks like a good stand up boxer who throws lots of straight shots and can definitely take a punch, but he’s not a power puncher and I’m really confident I can take him out inside the distance”
“I think my versatility will be the key to winning this fight as I can stand in there and mix it up with opponents and be aggressive, and I can also box off the back foot and use my jab so whatever game plan he brings to this fight there will be only one winner and I believe that will be me”
With Parsons title showdown scheduled to be shown on prominent satellite sports channel British Eurosport early in October, the fight represents the biggest opportunity for the 18-year-old in his fledgling boxing career.