|Ali Adams with Johnny Eames at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym, London. by Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro|
The World’s only Arab Heavyweight boxer, Hammersmith, London based Iraqi, Ali Adams’ team called the ‘big guns’ in to help him prepare for his upcoming appearance in the massively successful Matchroom Sports promoted Prizefighter series, which makes it’s welcome return to York Hall on Saturday the 9th October with Heavyweights IV.
Adams, who will be facing former WBU World Heavyweight Champion Matt Skelton in the quarter final of Prizefighter, today sparred English Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, London.
Following the sparring session a beaming Adams said, “Yeah, I was sparring with Tyson Fury. Johnny (trainer Johnny Eames) called me last night and told me I’m sparring Tyson today.
He’s a good boxer, I sparred with him four rounds. I’ve never sparred someone as big as him, he’s very big, very tall. The sparring went very well, and I was like using my jab with him, even though he has a longer reach. He has a long reach but I still landed the jab on his body and his face, so sparring went very well.
I’ve been sparring with Dutch Cruiserweight Mitchell Balker, Light Heavyweight Joel McIntyre and Heavyweight Damian Campbell and now Tyson so I think I’m working it out with everything it’s been amazing and it’s been going so well for me.”
Adams then spoke briefly on his chances of winning the £32,000 prize up for grabs at Prizefighter – Heavyweights IV, “I’m very fast for a Heavyweight, I’m the fastest Heavyweight in the country. I think because of the speed I’ve got. I think Prizefighter is perfect for me. No one is going to cope with me with my speed“
On Wednesday boxing legend Evander Holyfield performed the quarter-final draw for the Heavyweights IV, which see the Adams drawn to face the highly decorated – British, Commonwealth, EBU and WBU World Champion – Matt Skelton in the fourth quarterfinal at Prizefighter – Heavyweights IV on Saturday 9th October at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.
In the opening bout of the night will feature Ireland’s Kevin McBride, the last person to beat ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, against former British Champion Michael Holden.
The second fight of the night will see former British Masters Champion Carl ‘The Fridge’ Baker against the yet to be named ‘Wildcard’ fighter.
The third quarter-final of the night Michael Sprott locks horns with Sunderland’s Danny ‘Boy’ Hughes.
Tickets for Prizefighter Heavyweights IV are available now at £35 (unreserved), £60 (ringside) and £100 (VIP) – call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.