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Upton excited about next challenge

Paul Upton (right) returns to the ring next month (pic: Gianluca Di Caro) Paul Upton (right) returns to the ring next month (pic: Gianluca Di Caro)

Friday, February 14, 2014
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Trad TKO youngster preparing for third professional outing

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Unbeaten light-middleweight prospect Paul Upton will be back in action next month when he features on the undercard of Trad TKO Gym mate Freddie Turner’s challenge for the British Masters Gold title.

Upton will be making his third professional outing at the Cresset in Peterborough on March 8, having made an impact on his debut when he beat the highly experienced Dee Mitchell on points in July.

The supremely talented Upton enthralled the York Hall faithful as he showcased the exceptional skills that had earned him numerous National and International accolades as an amateur.

On his second outing in October, he put in another scintillating performance to secure a points victory over Norwich’s Duane Green.

Considering glowing plaudits, Upton’s feet remain firmly on the ground and he said: “I’m really looking forward to fighting again on March 8. This will be my first fight of the New Year, so I’m really looking forward to it.

“I had a tough fight for my debut, but got a nice win and was more relaxed in my second fight and got the job done and got a good points victory.

“A lot of people afterwards said how impressed they were with my performance, which was good, so I’ve got to keep pleasing the crowd really.

“Training’s going good, my weight’s perfect. I’m sparring now for the next few weeks and then the last week I’ll just tick over.

“I don’t know who I’ll be fighting yet, but expect whoever it is to be a good tough test. Johnny (Eames) will make sure of that.

“I want to say thanks to Dave (Hill) from Ringside Boxing for the equipment and big thanks to the Wright Car Company for their sponsorship.

“Also I can’t forget to say a big thanks to the Upton Clan fans for their fantastic support. Their support means so much, without the fans this just wouldn’t be happening.”

Tickets priced £30 (Standard Seated) and £50 (Ringside) are available direct from Paul Upton at the Trad TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, or via the box office ticket line on 07960 850645 or online at www.tkoboxoffice.com.

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