Stoke Newington’s sensational Light Middleweight prospect Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng is back in action on Friday the 18th March 2011 when he faces Castleford’s Luke Robinson at Spencer Fearon’s Hard Knock Boxing Promotions ‘Shamrock Showdown’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.
Ochieng, who will be fighting for the BBBofC Southern Area Light Middleweight title in May, could so easily have just rested on his laurels following last month’s dominating performance over British Masters Light Middleweight Champion Lee Noble.
However Ochieng would rather keep busy and use competitive fights as part of his preparation for his first title challenge.
Following a training session, under the ever watchful eyes of his manager-coach Brian Lawrence at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, Ochieng spoke briefly about the upcoming fight, “Yeah, the Eagle’s out again on the 18th.
My last fight against Lee Noble was a good fight, it could have been greater if he’d come out to fight. You know what I won and I thank God for the victory.
A good crowd was out supporting me so I’m expecting an even bigger crowd to be out on the 18th March.
I’ll be fighting Luke Robinson, I don’t know much about him but he fought one of my old opponents Curtis Valentine. I haven’t got to watch him fight, but that doesn’t matter the Eagle’s ready and looking good, feeling good and feeling strong. It’s going to be an awesome fight.
We’ve got the Southern Area in May, it’s been moved to May, so this’ll be good a six rounder. I just want to get another six rounder under my belt. This guy’ll get to feel my power, my speed, my technique, yeah so he’s a warm-up you could say.
The Eagle’s rising and I want to thank all my supporters, give thanks to my sponsors Ken from BoxFit. I want to give thanks to King Apiro, Paul Dan and Kim. Thank you all.”
Brian Lawrence, who had sat next to his talented charge throughout, then added, “The Lee Noble fight was a good fight for Erick. Lee Nobles tough. Erick got a good win against a current champion, so as Erick could beat him so convincingly it speaks volumes. it was a good fight for Erick as he’s learning all the time and he’s just moving up the rankings.
Now we’ve got another six rounder. We’re just keeping him busy ‘cos we’ve got the Southern Area coming up. We’re just waiting for the Boxing Board to see who their going to put up for Erick to fight for the Southern Area.
We’re expecting another win on the 18th and then keep progressing with him.”
Final word on Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng though has to go to promoter Spencer Fearon who said, “Yeah Erick and his fans bring the hype and passion that Hard Knocks is all about. So I have replaced one Eagle for another as Kreshnic Qato will be fighting back for his WBF title in May on my Hard Knocks show.”
Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng versus Luke Robinson will be supporting Darren ‘Mr R&B’ Hamilton’s challenge for Peter McDonagh’s BBBofC Southern Area Light Welterweight title at Spencer Fearon’s Hard Knock Boxing Promotions ‘Shamrock Showdown’ event at York Hall on Friday 18th March 2011.
Spencer Fearon has put together a top class undercard to support rising Light Welterweight star Darren Hamilton’s first tilt at a championship title. In addition to the aforementioned Ochieng versus Robinson the highly rated Worthing Lightweight Alex Dilmaghani looking to extend his unbeaten record to six when he faces the highly experienced Sheffield hard man Daniel Thorpe.
Also on the card are a pair of Ochieng’s Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym mates. First up is Mitcham, Surrey, Welterweight Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor, who will be facing Jamie Arlain.
Adding an International flavour to the proceedings is the other. London based Dutch Cruiserweight prospect Mitchell Balker gets another stern test when he faces recent Prizefighter semi-finalist Menay ‘The Emperor’ Edwards.
Also on the card will be Aylesbury’s classy Middleweight Nathan Graham against a yet to be named opponent.
Tickets for Spencer Fearon’s Hard Knocks Boxing Promotions Shamrock Showdown at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Friday 18th March 2011 are priced £35 and on sale NOW.
For tickets book on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com, call: 07960 850645 or in person at The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.