Johnny Greaves' Fighting Talk

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 January 2016

Johnny Greaves and George Hennon

Johnny Greaves and George Hennon


Back to business in 2016

Happy New Year to all our readers!

I got back into the Peacock Gym this Tuesday for the first day of training in 2016.

I’ve got George Hennon in a six-rounder on March 4 and Sonny Whiting also looking towards the same date.

I’ve also been doing a few bits with Jack Davis, an exciting amateur looking to turn pro. He’s got a bit of experience and definitely got the skills there, he’s just got to knuckle down and work hard but there’s still a long way to go.

George is a 21-year-old welterweight from Kent, who has been working hard with me already.

He’s very dedicated and I believe he will go a long way in this game. I’m going to arrange sparring over the next couple of weeks, most likely I’ll get him in with Romeo Romaeo who’s also in the Peacock and currently unbeaten in nine fights.

I’m going to throw George in with a better opponent in his next fight, someone who will try their hardest to beat him.

He’s so sharp on the counter and punches well so he’ll do well against someone who will come to have a go. He’s got great footwork, too, that keeps him out of trouble.

He’s got loads of time as he’s only a young kid, but I’d like to get him out four or five times this year, depending on ticket sales and if people are going to come out in support of him.

I’ve also been working with my other prospect, Sonny. He’s back in gym after a bit of travelling in Australia.

Although he was stopped by Vijender Singh in his last fight, he did come to win and let his hands go a little too much for my liking, if I’m honest.

Singh took part in three Olympic and Commonwealth Games so was a world-class amateur and a level above Sonny, so if he comes down a level he’ll do really well. Hopefully, I’ll get him on the same Carl Greaves Promotions show on March 4 with George.

I’ve got my brother Frank and cousin Jason Fielding in the corner with me so I’m fully capable of having more than one boxer on a show at once.

My ambitions for 2016 are to get the lads out four or five times each to keep them busy, notching up the wins.

Ultimately, I’d like to sign a couple more fighters this year, but I want to keep it steady and do a good job for the lads I’ve already got.

I don’t want to sign a load of lads and not give enough of my time to do a good job for them. Quality comes first for me, always.

*Johnny would like to thank sponsors The Peacock Gym and PR Manager Tim Rickson.

Follow Johnny on Twitter @johnnygreaves.

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