Ashley Dansie say’s he won’t be losing any sleep ahead of his first title defence next month, as he prepares to face the man dubbed the “Nightmare"
The league's 20 year-old novice Welterweight champion will defend his title on Saturday May 9th at the famous Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey against local rival Daniel Nwaogwugwu, and Dansie say’s he has been putting in the hard work like never before to ensure the title does not change hands.
The Redhill native won the title and avenged his only loss back in February when he edged out old rival Anthony Ayinde after a thrilling end to their 3 fight trilogy, but the champion will have to bring his best next time out when he faces the exciting challenger on the undercard of the league's huge Unfinished Business promotion.
"Training has been going really well for this fight and I’ve been putting in the work to ensure I remain champion, said Dansie.
“ I had a few issues making the Welterweight limit last time out but I’ve changed things around this time so it won’t be a problem, and in the build up to this I’ve been really focussing on getting in as much sparring as I can.
Nwaogwugwu announced his title intensions at the start of the season with an impressive victory over former title challenger Naethan Hutcheon, but Danise say’s he’s not worried about what Nwaogwugwu brings to the table and will be ready for anything when the duo finally clash.
“ For this fight I’m not focussing on just one style or one set of tactics so I’m going to be ready for whatever is thrown at me on May 9th.
“Technically I’m a much better fighter than I was a year ago and I’ve been training with fighters well above my level to ensure I’m improving every time I train, and when I enter the ring this time I'll be more than ready.
Dansie’s first title defence will take place on Saturday May 9th in the Oak’s arena at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, and for ticket information and availability contact the box office on 0203 751 8599.