|Unbeaten Ali Adams with coach Johnny Eames at the Ultrachem TKO Gym|
This coming Saturday Hammersmith’s Heavyweight contender Ali Adams (8-2-1) steps back into the ring, following a five month hiatus, to face Nottinghamshire’s Mark Lewis at the Hellraiser Promotions event at Grundy Park Leisure Centre in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.
Adams, who’s looking to extend his current unbeaten run to nine in a row further on Saturday, is confident that he has the power to stop Lewis early and is totally unfazed that the Notts’ man knocked his last opponent out in just 3 rounds.
Speaking following his daily training session at the Ultrachem TKO Gym in Canning Town, East London, Adams said, “I’ve been training for the last two months, me and Johnny (Johnny Eames) have been doing loads of work, so I’m really 100% ready. I’m going for a knockout. I’m going to start fast. I’m going to knock him out in the first round.
I’m very happy now. At the beginning of my career the managers and promoters didn’t treat me right. Now I’m at TKO with Johnny I’m back on track. It’s been five months since my last fight.
|Ali Adams Sparring British Heavyweight Champion Derek Chisora|
That was a lot of pressure for me, you know, I’d only fought a couple of weeks before but I still had to sell a lot of tickets. Right up to the night before the fight I was still collecting the ticket money. That’s too much pressure and it showed. He was a good fighter, but I know I should have won it easily, but because of the pressure didn’t. But still managed to get a draw.
I’m working really hard for my career. I have the support now and want to start moving forward. I want to get to the top. I want to get a World title. Any opportunity that comes to me I’m going to grab it. I’ll take any fight I can get, I’m ready for anyone. I’m confident, I’m young, healthy and strong. I’ve got everything to take me to the top.”
The heavyweight clash between Ali Adams and Mark Lewis is on Mickey Helliet’s Hellraiser Promotions event at the Grundy Park Leisure Centre, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, on Saturday 5th June 2010
For tickets call: Hellraiser Promotions on 0207 388 5999
photos supplied by. Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
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