News December 2009

Carl Dilks vs Charles Adamu: I'm ready to step up


Dilks: I am ready to step up in level

Carl Dilks gets his first big chance for a title on Friday when he fights for the vacant Commonwealth super middleweight title against Ghanaian Charles Adamu in a fight being broadcast on Sky Sports Friday Night Fights.

Dilks (13-1, 4 stoppages) last fought in September when he beat Sheffield’s Billy Boyle over 10 rounds for the vacant International Masters light-heavyweight title. Dilks decided after the Boyle fight to step back down to super middleweight and the chance to fight for the Commonwealth title reinforced Dilks plans.

Adamu (16-4, 12 stoppages) should give Dilks a tough fight as the durable African has previously taken Otis Grant, Vitali Tsypko and out own Carl Froch the full 12 rounds. Yet the African has only boxed three times since 2005 and his last fight was over 12 months ago.

Dilks who has taken the fight at short notice is quietly confident of winning the fight. ““I am really looking forward to it, ideally I would have liked more time to get ready but I am really chuffed with the chance to fight for the Commonwealth title. I think I am ready to step up and take him on.”

Dilks has yet to see any footage of Adamu but expects a similar sort of fight to the Billy Boyle affair, where Dilks boxed off the back foot picking Boyle off with his jab.
“This will be the same sort of fight as the Billy Boyle fight, Adamu will come forward like Billy, and he can clearly bang as he stopped 12 out of his 16 wins,” explained a confident Dilks.

“It’s the same scenario but this lad will have more class than Billy, but I will need to fight the same as last time, moving around on the back foot and will have to use the jab.”

A win for Dilks could open the door to another Liverpool derby fight, alongside the recent Tony Quigley/Tony Dodson, Tony Quigley/Paul Smith and the soon to happen Tony Dodson/Paul Smith fight. There are some good fights available for Dilks if he wins and whilst happy to fight the Dodson/Smith winner he is focusing on Friday night.

““As for a fight with Tony [Dodson] or Paul [Smith], we will have to see who the winner is between them. It would be nice to fight the winner in the Echo arena in front of a home crowd, but I’m not looking past this kid. I need to get Friday out of the way and then I can start making plans after that.”

You can see Carl Dilks take on Charles Adamu by watching Sky Sports 2 on Friday night at 10pm

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