Undefeated Bicester welterweight Daza Usher will contest his first six-round bout next month as he aims to give his Zimbabwean opponent Disney Huni a nightmare on Friday, September 13.
Usher – unbeaten in all five of his professional bouts to date – will make the short journey to Swindon to contest the fight.
He said: “I can’t wait. I’m fitter than ever and have been training at Jim Evans’ gym in Maidenhead.
“I’m getting so much good sparing at the moment that I know I’ll be more than ready for Huni.”
Trainer Evans has helped heavyweight contender Michael Sprott to British and Commonwealth honours as well as steering Patrick Mendys to success in the Prizefighter tournament.
Usher’s 22-year-old opponent has a modest record of one win and a loss since turning professional earlier this year after winning 12 of 18 amateur contests. But Usher, who also runs the Bicester Boxing Club, knows that a big performance is necessary to keep his dream of bringing licensed professional boxing back to Oxfordshire alive.
“The aim for me at the moment is to keep winning and to fight in Oxford sometime early next year.
“Huni has only been beaten by former amateur star Warren Sinden and will still be ambitious.”
Both Huni and Usher were late starters to boxing.
Huni laced up the gloves for the first time at 18, while Usher switched from a Tae-Kwon-Do and kick boxing background at 19.
And like Huni, Usher also can boast considerable success in boxing’s unpaid ranks having won 19 of 26 fights and also capturing the Haringey Box Cup.
The Usher-Huni fight will take place on the undercard of the Kelvin Young-Sam Couzens rematch for the Southern Area super-middlewight title at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon.
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