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Erick Ochieng – Ready for a Title – BRITISH BOXING NEWS


Sensational Light Middleweight prospect Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng looks set to challenge for his first Championship title this coming Wednesday, at the Matchroom Sport promoted ‘Battle of Essex’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green.

Late last week Erick’s manager/coach Brian Lawrence was informed that Erick will be fighting for the English Light Middleweight title, should a suitable opponent be available. Erick’s response to the news was to instantly step up his training schedule with additional sparring rounds to ensure he was ready for the increase from the scheduled six to a Championship ten rounder.

Following a grueling training session, at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, a beaming Erick said, “Yeah, I’m fighting on Wednesday, hopefully it’s still the title fight, the English title fight.

We don’t know who I’m fighting yet, we’re waiting for them (BBBofC) to confirm the opponent.

I’ve been training hard so I’m not worried who they get me to fight on the night, all I know is I’m going to be winning.ö

Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng, against a yet to be named opponent will feature on the undercard of Lee Purdy’s British title defense against Erick’s TRAD TKO gym mate Colin Lynes at York Hall in Bethnal Green this coming Wednesday.

Chief support for the Purdy-Lynes British Welterweight title clash on the 9th November sees Ashley Sexton defend his English Flyweight title, against a yet to be named opponent.

Supporting the two Championship bouts is an undercard chock a block with the most exciting young talents in the country today, including the supremely talented Light Welter Chris Evangelou, the formidable Middleweight John Ryder, rising welterweight star Tyler Goodjohn and making his second pro appearance Upminster Lightweight Ryan Taylor.

Lee ‘Lights Out’ Purdy versus Colin Lynes for the British Welterweight title tops the bill for the Matchroom Sport promoted ‘Battle of Essex’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Wednesday 9th November 2011, as well as live on Skysports.

Tickets, priced ú35 (Unreserved) and ú60 (Ringside) are available on-line now at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA. For information call 07960 850645.

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