Less than a month after winning his debut professional fight Plumstead’s Sam Standing is primed and ready for more action at Olivia Goodwin Main Events promoted ‘Search & Destroy’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 4th June 2011.
For his debut former Army boxer Sam got to face the highly experienced battler Kristian Laight. Sam received a real baptism of fire, as Kristian took the fight to him big time. Sam, who was forced to fight on the back foot throughout the bout, kept a cool head and picked off the ever advancing Kristian with stiff jabs and double handed counter attacks.
Whilst it was without doubt Kristian putting in the majority of the work, it was Sam that enjoyed the bulk of success with quality punches landed and rightly earned his first win, albeit by a very close 39-38 margin.
Following a sparring session, at the TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, Sam took a little time to talk about the win and his upcoming bout, “I think it was a very good learning experience, definitely showed me the pro game the hard way I think, rather than having an easy fight in my first contest, Kristian definitely come to win. Yeah so it wa sa really good test.
After watching the DVD I wasn’t entirely happy with myself, I know I can box better than that. I feel I could have let off more shots, he generally held and used his head a lot.
I have no idea who I’ve got on June 4th. Hopefully another hard test, I’m not in it for easy fights, so yeah hopefully another test.
It’s great, straight out of one fight and in the gym training and getting ready for the next one.
No rest for the wicked.”
Sam Standing, against a yet to be named opponent, will feature on the undercard of Olivia Goodwin’s Main Events promoted ‘Search & Destroy’, double title headlined event will take place at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 4th June 2011.
Co-headlining the show are International Masters Lightweight Champion Ryan ‘Mr Attitude’ Barrett, who will be defending his crown for the first time against former Kenyan Super Featherweight Champion Geoffrey ‘The Tiger’ Munika, and former Super Middleweight supremo Toks Owoh, who was originally due to face Tony Conquest for the British Masters Cruiserweight title until Tony damaged his hand in training.
The massive 16 bout card also features Connor’s TKO team mates Beckton based Dutch Cruiserweight sensation Mitchell Balker, who gets a stern test against Welsh hardman Hari Miles, Carshalton Welterweight Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor, who faces former WBF Intercontinental title challenger James Todd, as well as Chelsea based Iraqi Heavyweight Ali Adams, Thamesmead Light Middleweight Nathan Weise and Islington Welterweight Brett O’Callaghan, all against yet to be named opponents.
Amongst the established stars taking part on 4th June are Luton’s Michael ‘The Real Chunky’ Devine, who takes on Trowbridge’s ‘Dirty’ Dan Carr in a four round Lightweight contest, the sensational Woolwich based Albanian Super Middleweight Eder Kurti, Brentwood Middleweight Kris Agyei-Dua and Minster Kent’s popular Light Heavyweight Dan ‘Woody’ Woodgate.
Making their professional debuts at the ‘Search & Destroy’ event are Lightweight Billy Lavelle, who is sure to be tested hard by the experienced Sid Razak, former unbeaten unlicensed fighter Mark ‘PeeWee’ Adams, who will face Louis Byrne. As well as Finchley based Polish Lightweight Marcin Marczak, Middleweights William Cayzer and Diego Burton, who all face yet to be named opponents.
Tickets, priced £35 (Standard seated) and £50 (Ringside) for the Search and Destroy event are available on-line now at www.tkoboxoffice.com, in person at The TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA or from any boxer appearing on the show. For further information call: 07960 850645