Four boxers set for fight night.
A record four boxers from Denning Boxing Gym will step into the ring this Saturday for the Professional Boxing Fight Night.
Nathaniel “Cheeky” May will fight for the IBF Pan Pacific Featherweight Title, while the gym’s Daniel McGlashan, Brandon Ogilvie and Alex Hanan will all be in action.
May will take on Filipino southpaw Randy Braga, who has a 20-2-1 record.
The 21-year-old said he was confident heading into the fight.
“I am feeling pretty good,” he said.
“I am the fittest I have ever been. I gave this training camp 110 per cent.”
May said it was the third time he would fight a southpaw and this did not bother him.
“I just have to try and stay away from the left hand,” he said.
“I have to out box him. I know I am a better fighter though.”
May said he was unsure of what was next for him after this fight, but he hoped it brought him closer to a world title opportunity.
Denning Boxing Gym coach Peter Stokes said he expected the fight between May and Braga to go 10 to 12 rounds.
“He (May) has to outsmart Braga,” he said.
Stokes said he was confident in all four of his fighters heading into this weekend.
“They are all fit, fast and ready to go,” he said.
New Zealand born boxer Alex Hanan will make his professional debut this weekend, just 12 weeks after entering his first intense professional training camp.
“He has trained really hard,” Stokes said. “I think he will have a long career.”
McGlashan will compete in his second bout since coming out of retirement and Stokes said he must now overcome a sore hand which had slightly hampered his preparation.
“We have been working around it (the injury),” he said.
“But he should really roll this guy.”
Experienced WA boxer Ogilvie will also step out for the first time since joining the South West-based gym and Stokes said he was excited to see his improvement.
“His footwork is a lot better since his last fight,” he said.
“Hopefully after this he will get another title shot.”
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