Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander has got his wish
“It’s a fight that needs to happen” Alexander
Hackney’s Lightweight contender Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander has got his wish and is set to face former English Champion Ryan Barrett at the Steve Goodwin Promoted event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on the 11th September 2010.

An elated Alexander, who had just finished a training session with his coach Barry Smith at the Ultrachem TKO Gym in Canning Town when he got the call, said. “I’ve got the fight I wanted, Ryan Barrett’s finally accepted the fight. I’m really happy and can’t wait until September 11th. It’s a fight that needs to happen. I want the fight, I think it’s good for boxing as well as for me and him.”

Back in April, at the Steve Goodwin promoted “A Night of the Rising Stars”, former Olympian Alexander grabbed the headlines with his magnificent knockout performance against Michael ‘Simply’ Devine. The plaudits were justifiable as Alexander not only outclassed Devine, the man being touted as the new Ricky Hatton, but sent him crashing to the canvas no less than four times in just three rounds.

Alexander, who wanted to keep the momentum going, approached Barrett’s promoter a few days later to see if a fight between them could be made for June, but it didn’t look likely. Alexander explained why, “When I first talked to the promoter, Steve Goodwin, Barrett didn’t want to know. I was really disappointed as I really wanted the fight and knew it could be made for Goodwin’s June show and I really want to fight again before the summer break. Steve tried all he could to make it happen for then but by the time the card was set for the show Barrett still didn’t want to know.”

Following their final discussion Alexander decided to put out a press release calling Barrett out, “I want to fight a good name next, I want someone that’s been there and already won a title.” and then stated that he had set his sights on Barrett as his next opponent. “I’ve watched Ryan Barrett for a few years now, he’s a former English Champion. That’s just the kind of scalp I want now. I want to start getting at the names in the division.”

Alexander explained what happened next. “The release I put out caught Steve Bunce’s attention who then interviewed me on his radio show. That got Barrett’s attention for sure.

He didn’t like that, maybe he thought I said something wrong, but that’s all good if he wants to take it personally, let him.

I’m happy, I wanted the fight and now I have the fight. Now I’m going to concentrate on getting ready and do what I need to do to win the fight.”

Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander versus Ryan Barrett will be on the Steve Goodwin promoted event on Saturday 11th September at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.

Co-feature to the Mark “The Flash” Alexander versus Ryan Barrett is Newmarket, Suffolk’s unbeaten Light Middleweight sensation Pat “Phat” McAleese in a ten round bout against a yet to be named opponent.

Smokin’ Joe taught the Golden Girl
Top of the support for the main feature fights sees legendary Heavyweight Champion of the World Smokin’ Joe Frazier’s (picture right) protégé Marianne “Golden Girl” Marston in her debut fight against the experienced Lana Cooper, from Wales.

Further unbeaten stars, Light Middleweights Ryan Toms and Michael Norgrove and Lightweights Bradley Evans and Tony Owen make up the rest of the card against opponents yet to be announced.

For tickets:

Mark on 07944 187153 – or Rio on 07960 850645


pics by Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
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