25th September 2012
Mark Thompson crosses the channel this week to challenge the undefeated Ecuador-born, German based prospect Jack Culcay for his WBA Inter-Continental light-middleweight title, on the undercard of the Alexander Povetkin v Hasim Rahman WBA heavyweight title bill at the Sporthalle venue in Hamburg Germany on Saturday night.
He has teamed up with Manchester coach Anthony Farnell to prepare for this fight and the pair have been working tirelessly in training, having had a lot to cram in just three weeks prep time. “Ive had three weeks notice, but I’m not going all the way out there to lose, it’s his thirteenth fight and lets see who it’s unlucky for?” Thompson told Jamie Moore for BritishBoxers.co.uk.
Thomson, though, put up a brave showing that night and floored Vuma with a big left body shot in the 5th. But in the end his inexperience and the fact he hadn’t had long to prepare, were the deciding factors.
Asked if he was worried about Culcay’s knockout record of 8 in 12 fights, Thompson said he wasn’t worried at all! – “No not really! Ive been in with better people than him. Its alright having eight knockouts, but it’s who the eight knockouts are against?
“Has he ever been in with anyone like me? well on Saturday we’ll see how good he is and if he is all that people are making him out to be.”
Jamie Moore was speaking to Mark Thompson on behalf of www.britishboxers.co.uk