Middleweight prospect, Josh Adewale, has urged his upcoming opponent, Victor Edagha, to bring the fight when the pair square off at York Hall on Friday.
Friday’s bout will be Adewale’s second professional outing. The Slough native was able to secure invaluable experience in his professional debut, securing a decision win over Liam Griffiths and causing him to issue a message to Edagha.
“I hope he [Edagha] comes to win, as then I’ll be able to do a job on him properly,” said Adewale. “My last opponent didn’t come to win. He had only been stopped three times in nearly 100 fights, but he was good at running and being negative.
“I didn’t feel like it was a boxing match, so hopefully my opponent on Friday tries a bit more. I know I need to take care of these guys as best as I can though because there is no point trying to run before you can walk.
“I’m going to have a couple more four rounders, and then I’d like to move on to six rounds. In the four-round fights, you get in the ring and by the time the first round is done it feels like the fight is nearly over. It was the same for the amateurs too.
“I want to get five fights under my belt this year hopefully, and then next year I’ll be in a better position to push on for more and show everybody what I’m capable of.”