Towers ready for his first title shot

Unbeaten heavyweight Richard Towers is up for winning his first professional title at Manchester Velodrome on Saturday June 16. The likeable Sheffield giant faces German Michael Wallisch for the vacant EU heavyweight crown.

The bill also features a vacant WBA interim super-bantamweight title fight between Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe, Martin Murray in championship action and Towers’ fellow Steel City fighter Ryan Rhodes facing Sergey Rabchenko for the vacant European light-middleweight crown.
Towers, 32, said: "This is the biggest fight of my life and when I get in the ring I will do my job. I have already been to Gran Canaria for warm weather training earlier this year and I am training three times a day.
"I am already feeling the direct benefit from these sessions and the Wallisch fight cannot come quick enough."
Wallisch, 26, stands 6ft 5in tall and won all eight professional contests with five of his victories coming inside the distance. But he will be dwarfed by 6ft 8in Towers who is unbeaten in 13 professional fights and rapidly closing in on men like Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury and David Price.
Towers added: "I am blessed to have a brilliant team around me and all I have to do is be dedicated and live the life. I will fight anybody and I am getting closer to fighting guys like Fury and Price, but only when my team tell me it is right.
"I have only been boxing four-and-a-half years, but I have picked up this sport quickly. I have already sparred with Chisora and Fury. They are men I respect, but when I meet them they will discover I am unorthodox and different."


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Fight Reports

Brentwood’s ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (6-1) got back on track with a close points win over Peckham’s Diego Burton (4-4-1) over ten rounds at the York Hall on Saturday. It was a belter of a fight on a slightly smaller than usual Goodwin bill, partly due to 'Flash' Ashley Sexton not making weight again (more on this later) and 'Big Dog' AJ Carter’s opponent, who reportedly turned up with Evo-Stick holding his mooey in place.