Lennox Clarke vs. Didier Blanch on December 19th
Halesowen Super Middleweight prospect, Lennox Clarke, is ready to build on his impressive start to professional boxing when he returns to action next week.
The 22 year-old enjoyed an explosive debut in the paid ranks when he blew away James Child inside two rounds last month. It was impressive from the 22 year-old, whose only previous boxing experience had been white collar fighting.
“Making my professional debut was a great feeling,” Clarke told www.uko-boxing.com. “I was nervous beforehand, wondering what to expect, but it went really well.
“I’d had seven white collar fights and had KO’d everyone I’d fought but I didn’t know what to expect against a fellow professional. Child is a decent lad but I hurt him with my power, so that gives me real confidence.
“I’m a novice to the sport. I’ve only been boxing for a couple of years, so I’m learning all the time.”
Clarke takes on Didier Blanch on EJKO Promotions’ ‘Who Dares Wins’ Show at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham, next Thursday, 19th December. He was due to face the Congo-born boxer for his debut but Blanch was switched for Child at the 11th hour.
Because of that late switch, Clarke has already done his homework on his opponent and believes the extra time to prepare will stand him in good stead on fight night.
“I did all my training for my debut as if I was fighting Blanch,” he added. “To be honest, Child was a bit of a curve ball because he is a southpaw and all my sparring had been against orthodox opponents as that’s what Blanch is.
“I’ve seen him in action, He fought Jordan Clayton in Wolverhampton when I went to watch my mate Ricky Summers there. He’s a slippery fighter who ducks and moves.
“He lost on points to Child last time he fought, and I knocked Child out in two, so I’m obviously confident of getting another win.
“I’ve known about him for a while now, which has meant my training camp for this one has been spot on.”
The main event of ‘Who Dares Wins’ sees Jason Welborn take on Terry Carruthers in a British Eliminator and Midlands Area Light Middleweight Title.
As well as Clarke versus Blanch, Birmingham light welterweight prospect, Michael Rooney, steps in with ever-green Kristian Laight whilst fellow Brummie, Craig Cunningham, takes on Stoke’s Marcus Le Doux
Tickets for ‘Who Dares Wins’ are £60 and include a three-course meal or £30 unreserved standard seating. Doors open at 6.30pm with dinner served at 7.00pm. Boxing commences at 9.00pm. Call 07540 990 166 or 07450 458 293.
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