Truman takes on the Becks Tiger in Brum

Erdington light welterweight Chris Truman (8-4-1) is ready to take his frustration out on his next opponent Bheki Moyo (0-51-2) when the pair clash at the Institute, Birmingham on Friday 26th April.

Truman lost a close points decision against Sleaford's Amir Unsworth last month for the British Masters title. It was a bitter pill to swallow for Truman, who is still seething at the defeat after referee Robert Chalmers scored 95-96 for Unsworth.

“I’m still fuming but I’m going to channel my aggression into this next fight. This is what I do for living and when you feel like you’ve been robbed of a title, it does play on your mind.

“I moped around for a week or two afterwards, I felt gutted but now I’m ready to get back in the ring and, like I say, channel my aggression in the best way possible.”

South African 'Becks Tiger'  Moyo (0-51-2) is ten years Truman’s senior and is yet to chalk up a professional win. However, Truman insists he won’t be taking Moyo lightly.

“I respect everyone who is prepared to get in the ring. Bheki is very experienced. He’s only been stopped five times and so this is a good opportunity to keep myself ticking over and to get four good rounds under my belt.

“It’s in Birmingham as well, which is a bonus. It’s nice to fight on your own patch.”

Midlands area cruiserweight champion, Chris Keane (9-0) tops the It’s-A-Bout-Boxing Promotions ‘New Blood’ show at the Institute, Digbeth. The Walsall fighter will take on an as yet unnamed foreign opponent over six threes.

Coventry heavyweight Mike O’Hagan (3-0) will be looking to build on his unbeaten start when he takes on Trowbridge’s Luke Martin (0-0-1) over four threes.

Tamworth’s Matt Seawright (3-73-5) is back in action against Czech scrapper Vaclav Skromach (1-9-0) over four twos, and local youngster Disney Huni makes his professional debut.


Simon Barclay speaks to BoxRec News from Klitschko's Champ Camp

Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko is preparing to face Australian Alex Leapai on 26th April and as usual he has chosen the familiar surroundings of the Austrian Alps. Just hours after winning his professional debut at the Copper Box in London, 24-year old Corby cruiserweight Simon Barclay was on a plane to join up with him in what the Ukrainian calls 'Champ Camp'.

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.