Rik Turba hopes to be able to give up his job as a Blackpool
bouncer if he defeats Mitchell Balker on Friday night.
The cruiserweight powerhouse faces the Dutchman in his hometown
at Blackpool Tower over eight rounds on August 19.

Turba, 26, ended a four year lay-off last September and since
coming back has impressed stopping Jon Lewis Dickinson and Leon

Rik who boasts a 6-2-1 record said: “I work as a doorman for
Northern Security at the Walkabout bar in Blackpool, but because of
this fight I have had five weeks off.

“After this fight, maybe I will go back to work there or if there
is something better for me from one of the big promoters I can give
that up.

“It would be great if I could box full-time and not have to worry
about work.”

Turba has applied for British citizenship giving him real hopes of
challenging British champion Robert Norton next year.

The Slovakian born boxer explained:  “I have been in Blackpool
for six-and-a-half years and it is my home. I happy and don’t plan
to return to Slovakia.

“It will take a few months to get my British nationality. I have to
so some tests on the language and way of life, but hope to get my
citizenship by the end of the year.

“It means I can fight for the British title and I would feel
confident of beating the current champion, Robert Norton.”

In the Blackpool bill topper Matthew Hatton faces unbeaten
Belarussian Andre Abramenka for the vacant IBF intercontinental

Turba’s occasional sparring partner, unbeaten Matty Askin faces
Argentinian Juan Manuel Garay over six rounds

Other prospects on the bill include welterweight hopeful Adam
Little and middleweight debutant Tom Scott who faces Bobby

In a six round bantamweight attraction Kazakhstan’s Zhanat
Zhakyanov faces a selected opponent

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