Ali’s fast track return to ring
ROCHDALE boxer Muhammad Ali will make a speedy return to the ring when he is back in action on Saturday for his third professional fight.
It’s been a perfect start for Ali in his career so far, winning both of his contests that have taken place in the last couple of months.
He made his debut in September when he defeated Andrej Cepur on points after four rounds, before following that up with another points win, defeating Danny Little on November 17.
Both of those fights took place at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, and Ali now returns just three weeks later to compete on a bill at the Bolton Whites Hotel next to the Macron Stadium.
Ali is keen to stay busy during the opening stages of his career, after becoming the first UK boxer with type one diabetes to be granted a professional license.
Speaking after his last win a few weeks ago, Ali said:
“I felt great in the ring against Danny Little. I didn’t force my work in there and I was on my toes a lot. I’ve been working a lot on my feet.
“I was nice and sharp in there and picked my shots. We had made a lot of adjustments for that camp and we did some good work.
“I was breaking Danny down and I think the longer rounds will suit me better.”
Ali is part of a packed bill that is taking place on Saturday, with the main event seeing Mason Cartwright take on Ryan Kelly in a welterweight fight.
Both men head into the fight with just one defeat each on their respective records, with Cartwright losing to Darren Tetley back in May, whileKelly was beaten by Adam Harper in 2017.
There are a number of other up and coming prospects on the bill as well, including James Moorcroft, with the unbeaten super-welterweight looking to extend his unbeaten record to 9-0 when he faces William Warburton.
Fellow unbeaten fighter Jack Kilgannon is on the card too, as he goes up against Jordan Grannum in a six round bout.
Jack Cullen will attempt to make it four wins in a row since suffering a setback defeat when he returns, plus Micky Ellison is also in action as he looks to round the year off with a victory.
The likes of Sean Ben Mulligan, Mark Jeffers, Casey Connelly, Andrew Fleming, Jack Rafferty and Jamie Mitchell are on the card too. Due to it being packed full of talent, the start time for the event has been brought forward to 5:30pm.
Tickets for the event are still available and can be bought on the door at the Bolton Whites Hotel during tonight’s event.
Muhammad Ali is back in action at the Macron Stadium this evening