Prizefighter showing persuades Scouser to move back up
Former Commonwealth super-middleweight title challenger Carl “Dynamite” Dilks has finally decided to move back up to the light-heavyweight limit after toying with the idea for the last few months since losing to James DeGale within a round last September and being knocked out of Prizefighter in the first round.
The Liverpudlian, who started his career at the 175lb limit, has campaigned at the lower weight since being offered a shot at the Commnwealth title at super-middleweight in December 2009, which he lost to Charles Adamu via split decision and after two straight defeats, has finally made the choice to move back up.
Fellow-Prizefighter contestant Robin “The Grim Reaper” Reid had expressed an interest in taking on the 27 year-old in an eight-round bout in the near future, after he too was defeated in the quarter-finals of the eight-man tournament, but with Dilks moving up, that fight will now not happen.
Dilks (14-4) has also decided upon a change of scenery after moving from Karl Ince’s gym in Manchester to Tony Quigley Snr’s Tower Hill gym near Kirkby in Liverpool and is hoping the fresh start in both respects, will re-ignite his ailing career.
by Phil D. Jay