Ramesh ‘ready to make step up’


Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

HAYES su­per-fly­weight Ramesh Ah­madi is tar­get­ing some big scalps.

Ah­madi looks to make it six straight wins at the York Hall in Beth­nal Green on Satur­day, April 16.

He was matched with Ja­son Booth, the Not­ting­ham veteran who has won Bri­tish ti­tles at two weights and chal­lenged for world hon­ours in his 53-fight ca­reer.

Booth last week pulled out of the fight - and man­ager Mo Prior was look­ing to set up a match with Prince Pa­tel.

The out­spo­ken Ac­ton show­man is one of the most talked about tal­ents in Bri­tish box­ing.

And while coach Lee Buck­ing­ham ad­mits the fight may not hap­pen this month, it could go ahead soon.

Buck­ing­ham said: “At the lighter weights, you can only box so many jour­ney­men be­fore you step up.

“Ramesh has shown that he’s ready to step up and that’s why we were tak­ing the Ja­son Booth fight.

“We know Ja­son is still a qual­ity fighter, but we were re­ally con­fi­dent.

“I was 100 per cent sure Ramesh was go­ing to win the fight and that would have opened up a lot of doors for him.

“It’s a shame the fight didn’t hap­pen, but it shows the level we think Ramesh is at and how much be­lief we have in him.

“Ramesh has looked very good in spar­ring, he’s upped his train­ing and he’s ready to take the next step.”

The top-of-the-bill fight on the show, billed as ‘No Quar­ter Asked, No Quar­ter Given,’ is a clash be­tween knock-out artist Arthur Her­mann and un­beaten Asinia By­field.

Tick­ets for the show at the York Hall, in Beth­nal Green, are avail­able from 07917 416 573.

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