He doesn’t know what it feels like to win anymore. His last fights have been a struggle for him. I’m going to punch him out. Where’s your promoter? He hasn’t mentioned you or anything. I kind of feel for you. He’s left you out in the cold. You’re like a 50 year old journeyman.”
“He’s stepping up with a proper operator at his level we’ll see how good he isHe’s going to have a rude awakening on Friday night…It will end within the distance. You know you’re going to get beaten upWhy are your legs always buckling every time you get hit.”
Birmingham’s undefeated Pitters defends his British Light-Heavyweight title for the first time against London rival Richards in the final domestic title fight of the year and highly anticipated Christmas cracker.
The fight has been postponed three times since last December and delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but finally the bitter rivals will get it on once and for all this Friday night and with both boxers holed up in the fight hotel in Redditch, tensions are running high.
|The British Light-Heavyweight title showdown between Birmingham’s Shakan Pitters against Crystal Palace’s Craig Richards headlines the Hennessy Sports fight night. Chief support features the Midlands Area Middleweight Title between Coventry’s River Bent and Burntwood’s Troy Coleman, plus the Southern Area Super-Flyweight Title between Bexleyheath’s Sammy Cantwell and Southampton’s Ricky Little. The undercard features unbeaten Irish super-lightweight sensation Stephen McKenna who takes on Plymouth’s Des Newton; Sevenoaks super-welterweight Michael Hennessy Jr. and Birmingham middleweight Idris Virgo takes on Walsall Kearon Thomas.|