News December 2015

Kindon relishes CH5 bout on Daws bill while Fury set to face big Larry


By Tim Rickson

Super-bantamweight prospect, Thomas Kindon (6-0) enters into his seventh pro bout against experienced Estonian boxer, Sergey Tasimov (10-51-4) on December 5th at Carshalton’s Westcroft Leisure Centre on a Hennessy Sports show, to be televised live on Channel 5.

The 20-year-old Surrey boxer known as the ‘Pocket Rocket’ will have a tough test on his hands with the Northern European who recently held unbeaten super-bantamweight prospect, Ramzy Nassa (6-0-1) to a draw at the Magna Centre in Rotherham in October this year.

Tracking back over 12 years and Tasimov, now 40, provided a 19-year-old Derry Mathews with his pro debut at the Guild Hall in Preston.

The current interim WBA World titleholder from Liverpool KO’d the man from Narva in under two minutes and next fights for a world title against WBO World lightweight champion, Terry Flanagan in February 2016.

Six-time national amateur champion, Kindon has raced to six fights unbeaten since making his pro bow in June 2014, scalping Francis Croes (1-28) on his debut, Anwar Alfadli (2-44-4), Dmitrijs Gutmans (2-1), Sergejs Logins (7-2-1), Darren Pryce (0-8-2), and Mirsad Ahmeti (2-5) along the way, respectively.

Kindon said of the preparations for his forthcoming fight, “I’ve trained hard and my weight is bang on. I’ve had good sparring for this fight, been sparring with two-time Southern Area champion, Ian Bailey.

“I’m looking forward to it,” he continued. “I’d like to make a statement as it could make a lot of difference to me in my career.

“Being live on TV can do a lot for my career, I don’t know what exactly but it’s an opportunity to take. It’s all up and no down, so nothing to lose and all to win.”

Of his plans for next year, the ‘Pocket Rocket’ estimated, “I don’t know yet but I definitely want a title next year. It’s down to my trainers to decide but whatever comes up, I’ll take.”

The Leeds-born super-bantamweight tackles the veteran on the Channel 5 show titled, ‘Destiny’, promoted by World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s manager, Mick Hennessy.

Lightning Lenny Daws (30-3-2) and Ruben Nieto (16-1) headline the terrestrial TV show in a European super-lightweight title contest.

The warring pair will both be looking to become a European champion on their second attempt, each of them outpointed by Italian, Michele Di Rocco.

The Madrid-born boxer fights outside of his native country for only the second time in his career and is also a former national champion like 36-year-old Daws from Morden, Surrey.

Former Southern Area champion and Prizefighter finalist, Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor (13-9-2) provides chief support in what will be his 25th pro contest.

Unbeaten flyweight, Andrew Selby (2-0), younger brother to World champion, Lee Selby, takes on another tough opponent with a winning record in Central American Everth Briceno (35-14-2).

The Welshman has stopped both his opponents so far and now goes up against a two-time World title challenger in just his third fight in five short weeks. His chosen opponents’ combined record of 60-21-7 is a bold beginning to a promising career.

Hughie Fury (17-0), cousin to World heavyweight champion Tyson, gets his 18th professional bout against one-time prospect Larry Olubamiwo in a ten-round heavyweight contest. Fury was supposed to box on his cousin's world heavyweight title match in Germany last weekend before the canvas incident scuppered his appearance.

For tickets to the show contact Kazy Kindon on 07867 569439 or email at

To follow Thomas Kindon on Twitter click here @kindon122

Thomas would like to thank his sponsors, Dag Scaffolding and Manya Building Supplies and Lynchford Tyre Service and Worplesdon Road Café and M.R Leggett Ltd. and Westlab Salts and NSG Promotions and PR Manager Tim Rickson

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