Eric ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng training with British champion Sam Webb
Light Middleweight sensation Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng is back in action on Saturday October 16th on the undercard of Sam Webb’s defence of his British Light Middleweight title, against Martin Concepcion, at the Frank Maloney promoted ‘True British Fighters’ double title event at The Troxy, Commercial Road, London E1.
Ochieng, who under the watchful eyes of his manager/coach Brian Lawrence has been regularly sparring with Sam Webb, at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, as part of the Champ’s preparations, was last in action just a few weeks ago, at the Steve Goodwin promoted ‘It’s Personal’ event on September 11th, where in the clear ‘Fight of the Night’ he plain out boxed the experienced Alex Spitko for four rounds before swooping in to finish the fight with just 19 seconds of the fourth to go.
Following one of the sparring sessions, with Sam Webb, ‘The Eagle’ took a little time to talk about the Spitko fight, his upcoming fight on October 16th and sparring with Sam Webb. “First of all I thank god for the victory, it was awesome. I stayed alert and just boxed. I knew he was a tough fighter so I stayed focused and just used my jab.
Ochieng and Webb sparring photos supplied by Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
First round I came out quick using my jab. He was heavier than me and I didn’t want him to get to my body.
Second round I slowed down and picked my punches laded a sweet, good uppercut and in the fourth round… The Eagle landed. I knocked him down, he came back up, I went straight back in with a couple of heavy body shots and the referee stopped it.
I had great support. I’d like to thank my supporters, They were very vocal singing “Eagle, Eagle, Eagle” from start to finish, you know. Yeah my support was awesome.
It was a great fight, but you’ve yet to see the best of me.
For my next fight on the 16th October, on the Frank Maloney show, I don’t know who I’ll be fighting yet, but I know I’ll be winning.
I’ve been sparring with Sam Webb. He’s the British Champion so it’s real good sparring for me. I’m loving it. It’s a real challenge and can only make me better. Quality sparring like this with a champion like Sam is something else, it lifts your game, it’s awesome.”
Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng, against a yet to be named opponent, will be on the under card of the Frank Maloney promoted ‘True British Fighters’ double title show headlined by Sam Webb’s defense of his British Light Middleweight title against Martin Concepcion.
Co-feature on the October 16th at The Troxy, Commercial Road, London E1, show is Jamie Arthur and Kris Matthew Hughes who will be battling for the vacant Commonwealth Super Bantamweight title.
The loaded undercard features, in addition to Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng, a heavyweight triple bill starring David Price, Tom Dallas and Larry Olubamiwo plus Joe Hughes, Shane Enright, Lewis Pettitt, Ashley Sexton and Martin Welsh all against yet to be named opponents. The ‘True British Fighters’ card also features a Middleweight clash between Tony Hill and Kevin Concepcion.
Tickets for ‘True British Fighters’ at The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, Limehouse, London E1 on Saturday 16th October 2010 are priced £35 (Unreserved) or £85 (Ringside).
For tickets call: 07960 850645, book on-line at or in person at The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.


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