London based Dutch Cruiserweight prospect Mitchell Balker has had a double helping of good news this past week. First his manager-coach Johnny Eames negotiated for him to fight Hari Miles on the Olivia Goodwin’s Main Events ‘Search & Destroy’ double title headliner at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Saturday 4th June 2011.
Then just one day later Johnny Eames was notified, by the Dutch Boxing
Authorities, that Mitchell is now ranked number one in the Netherlands and
as such is eligible to fight for the Benelux Cruiserweight title in
October. An opportunity both Johnny and Mitchell felt they could not let
pass, so accepted in an instant.
Following a training session, at the TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, an
elated Mitchell said, “It’s very good news, now hopefully we’ll get
everything together to go for the title fight, that’s for the Benelux
title, in October.
Yeah, I’ll definitely be fighting before then, I’ll be fighting Hari Miles
on 4th June. So I guess that it’s going to be perfect, hopefully getting
more fights before the title fight, that’s a ten rounder. So I’m out in
June and hopefully fight again in September.
I find it very good, I’ve been here in London eight months and I find it
very good training here at the TKO Gym, good sparring sessions. That’s the
reason I came here.
Where I go after that is up to my manager Johnny Eames and I’m looking for
the good directions to go. What I am going to do is concentrate on
training and taking more and more fights.”
The 4th June showdown, with Hari Miles, will be Mitchell’s third British
fight since linking up with Johnny Eames last year. The first, against
British #5 ranked Matty Askin, see Mitchell suffer his first defeat. He
soon bounced back though, with a sensational shut out points victory over
Battersea’s battling fireman Nick ‘The Ox’ Okoth in January.
Mitchell Balker Vs.Hari Miles is the main support to co-headliners Ryan
Barrett versus Jeffrey Munika, for the International Masters Lightweight
Title and Toks Owoh versus Tony Conquest, for the British Masters
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.
Tickets, priced £35 (Standard seated) and £50 (Ringside) for the Search
and Destroy event are available on-line now at www.tkoboxoffice.com, call:
07960 850645 or in person at The TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson
Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.