CRAIG JOHNS BREAKS THE FIRST RULE Fight­ing Chance trio on the bill at St James’ Park

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Jamie Hum­ble

“I’ll al­ways look to put my op­po­nent away as it is.

“I’ll look for a mid-fight stop­page again this time around so that’s what I’m predicting.”

Hum­ble is also look­ing ahead to the big­ger fights with the feath­er­weight star ready for what­ever comes his way.

With lim­ited op­tions the lighter the weight cat­e­gory it will be in­ter­est­ing to see what comes up for him. “Hope­fully, af­ter this fight, if there’s some­body out there for me, then yes, I’ll look at mov­ing up and get­ting that Area ti­tle shot as soon as pos­si­ble,” Jamie said.

“I’m more than fit enough to go in there and do the ten rounds and I’m in a great gym to be able to do it.

“It’s good get­ting the rounds in and I’ve honed my box­ing skills but I’m also hop­ing to be able to get a few more stop­page wins Kyle Red­fearn Chad El­lis

mov­ing for­ward as well. The spar­ring I’ve had has been top-notch.

“It’s cer­tainly been the best camp I’ve had so far.

“I’ve been away with Jack Bate­son, and done some qual­ity work over in Peter­lee as well, whereas here, in our gym, it’s been more about the tech­niques.”

Basi Razaq al­ready knows he has a ti­tle op­por­tu­nity lined up if he gets through this show un­scathed.

The Mark Clauzel-man­aged fighter is sched­uled to op­pose Tom Whit­field later on this year for the Area ti­tle va­cated by Billy Snaith. Three new kids on the block ap­pear to­day as well.

Chad El­lis makes his pro­fes­sional de­but, am­a­teur stand-out and Frank War­ren­signed Joe Maphosa has his sec­ond pro­fes­sional con­test ahead of his ap­pear­ing at the Metro Ra­dio Arena next month, and Chrissy Wood (now man­aged by Steve Wraith) re­turns af­ter four years in the wilder­ness.

A TRIO of Fight­ing Chance fight­ers make up half of the bill at St James’ Park this af­ter­noon as Kyle Red­fearn and Jamie Hum­ble, both chas­ing down Area ti­tle op­por­tu­ni­ties, are joined on the card by re­cent ad­di­tion to the camp, Chad El­lis.

Red­fearn and Hum­ble have both made un­beaten starts to their pro­fes­sional ca­reers and will look to con­tinue that run to­day with the pair pre­par­ing to move up.

Red­fearn, who has stopped three of his four op­po­nents to date, is gun­ning for more.

“I’ve been tested a few times in the open­ing four bouts but it was nice to get the rounds in as it comes in handy the more you move up the rank­ings,” stated Kyle.

“I had lim­ited am­a­teur ex­pe­ri­ence, and I stopped two of the three there as well and I boxed some good lads.

“Now, even this fight, these lads are com­ing here to fight, to have a go, but the more they open up for me the more I’ll take the quick fin­ishes.

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