Wheeler is on course for a shot at the South­ern Area ti­tle

Box­ing - City cruis­er­weight in the Fight Cup

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Matt Bozeat BOX­ING COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Peter­bor­ough cruis­er­weight Karl Wheeler is look­ing to get his hands on a new box­ing tro­phy. Pro­moter Steve Good­win this week an­nounced Wheeler is in­clude­d­i­nafour-man­line-up for the in­au­gu­ral Fas­cia and Glaz­ing Sup­plies Fight Cup.

The win­ner will re­ceive a cash prize, a tro­phy - and a shot at the South­ern Area cham­pi­onship.

The first semi-fi­nal is be­tween Bi­ola Kudus and Ryan Craw­ford at the York Hall in Beth­nal Green on Satur­day, Septem­ber 17. Wheeler then faces Ossie Jervier at the same East-End venue on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 29.

The fi­nal of the Fight Cup will then be held at the York Hall, pos­si­bly in De­cem­ber, and the over­all win­ner will be­come the manda­tory chal­lenger for the South­ern Area ti­tle, cur­rently held by Lon­doner Wadi Ca­ma­cho.

Wheel­er­said:“Thi­sis mas­sive for me. I couldn’t turn it down. I didn’t want to keep plod­ding on win­ning lit­tle ti­tles. I want the big ti­tles and now I’ve got this chance.

“I ’ ve been wait­ing f or some­thing like this to come along. I’m No 18 in Bri­tain at the mo­ment and win­ning this would put me in the top 10. That’s mas­sive for a fighter from Peter­bor­ough.

“I’m go­ing to train like I’m fight­ing the No 1 in the world be­cause this re­ally could turn my life around.

“This­tour­na­ment­couldbe mas­sive. It looks like ‘Prize­fighter’ is fin­ished and this could be the next big thing in box­ing.”

Ofthe­four­fight­ersen­tered in the Fight Cup, Wheeler is the most ex­pe­ri­enced and sea­soned.

Jervier, his semi-fi­nal op­po­nent, has only had four fights, but all his wins have come by knock out.

The 35 year-old Lon­doner has chinned two op­po­nents - Moses Ma­tovu and Jin­drich Velecky - who took Wheeler the dis­tance.

The semi-fi­nal draw puts Wheeler on course to meet Kudus in the fi­nal.

Wheeler wal­loped Kudus in a make-or-break fight in March.

Wheeler re­cov­ered from a first-round wob­ble to smash Kudus to the floor in the sec­ond and hand him his first de­feat.

Karl Wheeler.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.