Nineteen year old, Unbeaten Worthing southpaw, Alex Dilmaghani (5 – 0 1KO) made his debut amongst the professional ranks little over a year ago, on the 23rd April 2009 part of a Frank Maloney promotion, with an Impressive four round points win over the tough Baz Carey.
His second fight came four months later against Daniel Thorpe a 32 year old from Sheffield with over 100 fights to his name, once again Dilmaghani beat his man over the four rounds 40-36 on the scorecard. The fight didn’t just impress the crowd though; Dilmaghani caught the eye of Hatton promotions who shortly after signed him to a 3 year deal.
13th November 2009 win number three for Alex, who is managed and trained by Ronnie Davies former trainer of two weight world champion Chris Eubank
. The fight was on the undercard of the Matthew Hatton vs. Lovemore N`Dou IBO welterweight world title fight, and even though he was outweighed by 7lb he didn’t lose a round once again winning 40-36 on the scorecard.
Dilmaghani’s fourth fight against the rugged Sergey Rozhakmens, in his first scheduled six rounder. Alex showed quick hands and slick footwork and outworking his man from the first bell. A cut and heavily marked Rozhakmens was stopped in the fourth when referee John Latham called a stop 1.15 minutes into the round, Dilmaghani earning a first stoppage win.
His last fight came on the 16th April 2010 in the form of another southpaw, Londoner Jonny Greaves on the undercard of Denton Vassell’s Commonwealth welterweight title victory over Lee Purdy. Alex again showed his class opening up too cuts over the eyes of his opponent, on route to his 5th victory scored 40-37 on the card.
The future looks bright for the unbeaten southpaw, who hopes to be fighting again in the next few months, and we managed to catch up with him to ask him a few questions about boxing and his career up to date.
BB; Hi Alex thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, first off congratulations on your recent victory over Jonny Greaves
AD; No problem
BB; so how old were you when you first started boxing
AD; I was 13
BB; Who was your favourite fighter and how/why did they inspire you?
AD; Roberto Duran
, I love his style, the tenacity he possessed inside the ring, the will to take on all comers and fight the best going up weights and beating much bigger guys. Also the fact that he never forgot his roots and always gave back to his people helping out the poor, something which every person in a privileged place should do in my opinion.
BB; what was your proudest boxing moment to date?
AD; It’s hard to pick one (moment)
BB; what is your favourite all time fight?
AD; There have been so many, but I’d have to say Corrales vs. Castillo I, (fight below) but fights like Hagler vs. Mugabi/Hearns, Robinson vs. Lamotta/Basillo, Durelle vs. Moore, Hernandez vs. Carbajal, Morales vs. Barrera close runners up.
Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo – Fight of the year 2005
BB; in your last fight against Greaves, can you break the fight down a little. What do you think you did well? And what could you have done better?
AD; I used angles well, and countered him very cleanly with hooks, showed a lot of variety of punches too. I could have done better if I would of been able to warm up though, but that’s boxing not everything goes to plan, boxing is a business first, and a fighter has to work around the TV schedule, not the other way around.
BB; How are you finding fighting under Hatton promotions?
AD; It’s great to be fighting under Hatton Promotions, I’ve always looked up to Ricky
, he’s done a ton for British boxing and it’s an honour to be fighting for his promotional company.
BB; where do you hope to be in the next year or two?
AD; Two years, British champion if all goes to plan.
BB; who would be your dream fights in the future?
AD; I don’t know at this moment in time really, depends on a lot of things, who the fans would want me to fight at that time being one. A lot of fighters get slated for avoiding hard fights, and I don’t want to be one of them. I want to become a champion, who fights and beats the best.
BB; Do you have anything you would like to say to your fans?
AD; Thanks for all the encouragement and support!
BB; Again thank you Alex for taking time out to answer a few questions for us, We wish you all the best in the future, and look forward to seeing you in the ring again soon.
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