Bicester boxer, Daza Usher, is taking on the experienced John Fewkes at Doncaster this weekend looking to maintain his unbeaten record having won all six of his previous professional fights.
The match has been made at welterweight over six, three-minute rounds - the first time Usher has boxed over six rounds - and the local man will face a stern challenge with Fewkes’ record currently standing at 21 wins, two defeats and one draw over a 10-year period. As a Sheffield-based fighter, he will also have the home advantage.
Usher said ahead of the fight: “I’ve taken this fight at a week’s notice as I feel I am in great shape after spending time training at Matt Macklin’s Gym (MGM) in Marbella, Spain.
“I traveled to MGM off my own back in order to get the best sparring possible. While in Marbella, I shared the ring with numerous undefeated boxers as well as Olympic bronze medalist and former team GB member Bradley Saunders.
“I feel that, with the hard work I have put into my training this year, I can go to Doncaster and get the victory.
“I also train at Bicester Boxing Club on a daily basis so I am lucky I have good facilities on my doorstep in order to stay fit for when a fight is offered to me at late notice.
“Regardless of giving away the advantage in weight, age, experience and home advantage, I feel I am in the best shape I’ve ever been in and I am 100 per cent confident I can cause an upset in Doncaster.”