Queensbury novice Welterweight champion Lee Cannon say's that success in his upcoming title challenge will all hinge on using the right tactics when he steps through the ropes at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.
The twenty six year old from Mitcham last laced on the gloves back in November when he captured the league’s novice Welterweight title by beating old rival Tom Knight on points after another titanic battle, and after impressing in that performance, Cannon has been offered the chance to add to his trophy cabinet with a crack at the shows vacant Southern Area belt.
The man tasked with ending the Mitcham mans ambitions of becoming a two time champion in the division will be highly touted young prospect David Cove, who hails from the respected O’Neil’s boxing gym in Margate, but although Cove has gained Cannon’s respect with his explosive first round knockout over Steve Brazier last time out, Cannon believes he will be a completely different proposition from the opposition the eighteen year old has previously faced.
“After seeing Cove in action last time out he looked powerful, but I'm not going to be leaving my chin in the air for him to hit it, commented Cannon.
“ I’m a completely different fighter to the opponents Cove has faced so far, and I think the key for me winning this fight are going to be my tactics and my speed”
“Cove likes to come in a pick pocket his opponents by catching them with a few shots and then moves away, but I believe that my head movement and speed will be a crucial factor in this fight, and I have power too so its going to be exciting”
“My training for this fight has been going really well and I’m sparring with some top lads including Queensbury British Middleweight champion Gareth Gardner, so when you are mixing in that sort of company you are going to improve”
“I’m just looking forward to the show now as it going to be a huge night and its great to be boxing on such a big stage, so I’ve just got to go in there now and do the business”
Cannon’s title challenge will feature on the packed "Too Hot To Handle" undercard of boxing taking place on Saturday June 29th at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, and with twelve other bouts scheduled to feature on this bumper night of action, there will be no shortage of entertainment for fight fans to enjoy.