|Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor in action against Terry Holmes at York Hall in London|
Sutton’s Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor is in confident mood ahead of this Saturday’s showdown with Tyler Goodjohn, at the Tony Simms (TBS Promotions) promoted event at the Prince Regent in Chigwell, Essex.
Connor will be looking to bring his excellent boxing skills in to play against Goodjohn on Saturday, however if needs be he’ll be just as happy to slug it out toe-to-toe, as proved in his last outing, back in January, when he was involved in an all action battle royale with Stevenage’s Terry Holmes.
From the start of the bout Connor used his superior boxing to keep the raging bull attacks of Holmes at bay. Connor showcased his boxing skills whilst Holmes seemed content to throw bomb after bomb whenever he got in range.
As the bout progressed some good toe-to-toe action ensued. Holmes slowed things down a bit, instead of launching wild attacks he started picking his punches. Connor was boxing beautifully but the tide had turned firmly in favour of Holmes with his now more controlled approach.
The final round almost presented Holmes with the stoppage he had predicted, after landing a big right Holmes pounced on Connor letting rip with a flurry of big shots. Connor weaved and ducked to stay out of trouble but with his back to the rope didn’t seem to have an escape route so let rip with a few of his own.
This was enough for Holmes to take to the back foot. Connor pushed forward and let rip with a huge salvo of his own. The crowd were on their feet as the action flowed back and forth until the final bell rang and Holmes was declared victor by a rather generous 40-36 points margin.
|Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor with sparring partner Sam Standing|
It was a fast and furious affair and Connor more than showed a good account of himself. However Connor is not expecting the same kind of fight against Goodjohn, who is more a boxer than brawler, on Saturday.
Following a sparring session, with Sam Standing (right) at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, Connor spoke briefly on his opponent and Saturday’s fight, “I’m fighting a fella called Tyler Goodjohn, he’s 3-0 and brings a big following.
He’s a bit lairy, he’s confident he’s gonna do a number on me but he has more chance of getting me pregnant than he has beating me, it just aint gonna happen.
Training’s been going really well. Sparring’s been going double well. I’ve been sparring a few of Jimmy Tibbs’ boys like Billy Joe Saunders as well as some of our own boys like Sam Standing, Ricky Boylan, Georgie Jupp. Mo Hussein’s son has been up here doing a bit, he’s just signed a contract with Frank Warren.
We’ve all been up here training together and it’s gone double well. I’m already on the weight so everything’s come together at the right time. Just got to get in there Friday, do the business and show everyone what I’m all about.
There’s no way he’s gonna beat me, no way in this world.”
Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor versus Tyler Goodjohn will be featuring on the Tony Simms (TBS Promotions) promoted event at the Prince Regent in Chigwell, Essex, on Saturday 26th March 2011.
pics by: Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro