Ah­madi faces tough­est test

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

HAYES fly­weight Ramesh Ah­madi is back in ac­tion next week and is set to face his tough­est test yet.

Ah­madi has been matched with Rob­bie Forster over four rounds at the York Hall, in Beth­nal Green, on Satur­day, July 18.

Forster, a 23 year-old from Wales, is sure to give Ah­madi a tougher work­out than he got on his pro­fes­sional de­but last month.

The 21 year-old raced to a first-round win over Jor­dan Smith at the York Hall.

Smith was tall, lean and tried to keep the fight long, but Ah­madi knocked the fight out of him with body shots, then punched him to his knees twice to force the stop­page in just 100 sec­onds.

Coach Lee Buck­ing­ham said: “Ramesh did what he had to do. He was per­haps a bit over ea­ger, but I was happy with the way he blocked and par­ried Smith’s jabs be­fore he stopped him.

“Ramesh likes it when they come to fight. He hits hard and would much rather take the cen­tre of the ring then chase his op­po­nents and be over his front foot.”

Ah­madi trains at Les Southey’s gym in Hilling­don along­side sta­ble mate Tommy Tear (pic­tured) who is also on the bill at Beth­nal Green’s his­toric venue and is un­beaten in eight pro bouts.

Mean­while, Jez Smith plans to show his sup­port­ers an ex­tra gear when he gets back in the ring.

The 21-yearold is tar­get­ing a third straight win in east Lon­don af­ter dom­i­nat­ing a four-round clash with Dan Carr to make it back-to-back tri­umphs ri­umphs last month.

“I thought it went re­ally well,” said Smith. “I looked in bet­ter shape, set­tled down more and got some shots off, but he’s a very tough man.

“He took some good shots and didn’t fold. He took them all. I felt com­fort­able in there and I thought I picked my punches well.

“I was glad to get the rounds in, but if I had stepped it up another gear, I might have stopped him. I know I need to step it up a bit more and we’ve been work­ing on that in the gym.”

Tick­ets for the fight at the York Hall are avail­able. Call 07557 535 296 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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