Colin Lynes: I'm taking the title from Purdy
Colin Lynes: No Way Iím Coming Back Without The Title
Former IBO World Light Welterweight Champion Colin Lynes has his eyes firmly set on adding yet another Championship belt to his collection, as he challenges British Champion Lee ĎLights Outí Purdy for his Lonsdale Belt at the Matchroom Sport promoted mid week event at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Wednesday, 9th November.
During his magnificent thirteen year career Colin held the British, European, IBO Inter-Continental and IBO World Light Welterweight titles before switching to the Welterweight division earlier this year.
Since making the move Colin has only competed twice, the first see him convincingly defeat Bradley Pryce over eight rounds in February.
Four months later Colin entered the excellent Matchroom Sport Prizefighter tournament. His quarterfinal draw see him face fellow TRAD TKO gym mate Bobby Gladman, who he beat by a shut out 30-27 (thrice) before controversially being denied the victory, over eventual tournament winner Yassine El Maachi, after dominating the semifinal.
Following a training session, under the watchful eyes of esteemed coaches Jimmy and Mark Tibbs at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, Colin took the time to talk briefly on the upcoming fight and his training camp. ďYeah, Iím fighting Lee Purdy, the British Champion and what a great fight itís going to be.
Heís showed his worth, heís done a job on Craig Watson twice in a row.
After the first time it wasnít lucky, you think can lightning strike twice and he went and did exactly the same job again. Heís the man to beat at the moment, so iím well up for it.
Itís a buzzing camp at the TRAD TKO now, Frankie Gavinís come on board as well, so thereís lots of competition, for whoís going to go for what title and that, itís good healthy competition and everyone is buzzing camp.
Weíve also got Frankie Buglioni come on board, a great amateur looking like a budding prospect. With the like of Billy Joe (Saunders) just now stepped up to title honours. Of course weíve got the Mitchell brothers (Kevin and Vinny). Freddie Turner, Billy Morgan and Ben Murphy is defending his Southern Area title as well so itís really buzzing here.
Leon Williams just won the British title, you could be looking at two British titles here at the TRAD TKO in a matter of three weeks, thatíll be really fantastic for the gym.
Sparringís been great, been sparring Federico (Tavares), heís an Italian Light Middleweight here, throws big bombs and comes to fight at every session, yeah itís really good preparation. Weíve had a couple of other names as well, but I wont say about them because this has been very much a private camp this one.
Iím doing all I can and am preparing absolutely to the best , Iíve come away from my home, something Iíve never done before. Iím just living on my own, just going home for meals and washing my stuff and then Iím out of there staying in a B&B.
Iím doing everything humanly possible, thatís why this is a must win fight, thereís no way than coming out with that title.Ē
Chief support for the Purdy-Lynes British Welterweight title clash on the 9th November sees Ashley Sexton defend his English Flyweight title, against a yet to be named opponent.
Supporting the two Championship bouts is an undercard chock a block with the most exciting young talents in the country today, including the sensational Light Middleweight prospect Erick ĎThe Eagleí Ochieng, the supremely talented Light Welter Chris Evangelou, the formidable Middleweight John Ryder, rising welterweight star Tyler Goodjohn and making his second pro appearance Upminster Lightweight Ryan Taylor.
Lee ĎLights Outí Purdy versus Colin Lynes for the British Welterweight title tops the bill for the Matchroom Sport promoted ĎBattle of Essexí event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Wednesday 9th November 2011, as well as live on Skysports.
Tickets, priced £35 (Unreserved) and £60 (Ringside) are available on-line now at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA. For information call 07960 850645.
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