Three Exeter fighters are preparing themselves for a big night of boxing next month.
Freddy Kiwitt, Lewis Browning and Faheem Khan will all be in action at the Riviera Centre in Torquay on June 21 in an event aiming to showcase the best boxers in the county.
Kiwitt, who has won his first three professional bouts, will fight 34-year-old Kevin McCauley from Birmingham, who has lost 70 of his 86 professional fights.
Khan – who is looking to bounce back from three straight defeats – will face debutant Jamie Ingelby, while Browning returns from a two-year absence against Birmingham veteran Sid Razak.
However Kiwitt, who trains with both Browning and Khan, says he and the other Exeter fighters have a lot to offer.
“I am confident of victory and hopefully I can provide a knockout for the home crowd as well,” said Kiwitt.
“My training has been going well with my coach Mike Etheridge. I also train with Lewis (Browning).
“He is making a return after a couple of years out, but he is already looking sharp. I think he is going to have a good fight.
“Faheem (Khan) has lost his last three fights, so he has got to really work hard in training to make sure he is ready. Then he will be able to show everybody what a good boxer he is.”
Khan, who was planning to take some time out, said he was convinced to take the fight as it was being staged in Devon and, with a home crowd, he is confident of ending his losing streak.
“I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “It is five weeks away now, so I need to train hard but it is going well so far.”
The event is being promoted by EJKO Promotions, in association with Carl’s Boxing Stable. Tickets for the seven-bout event, which starts at 7.30pm, are available by calling 07837 920150.
There were mixed fortunes for Lympstone Boxing Club’s juniors on Saturday when they had warm-up bouts in readiness for their final home show of the season this Friday.
Three 13-year-old fighters competed at Weston-super-Mare against boxers from the host club and recorded one win and two defeats.
Aaron Robinson, 48kg, stepped up a class when he met Scott Davey but he allowed the home boxer to make his moves and then pounced with effective counters.
Davey tried to be selective with his shots, but Robinson made him pay every time he got into range to take a well deserved points verdict.
Jack Silk, 51kg, met Wes Williams and opened the bout in defensive mode, allowing Williams to boss the round.
Silk started the second with more purpose but was getting caught with slick counters.
The third followed the same pattern with the home boxer winning a tight split decision.
Dean Tribble, 66kg, had an even first round against Wallace Attwell but seemed to take his foot off the pedal for a little while and allowed the home fighter to take an advantage.
Attwell got the better of the third by the slimmest of margins, but Tribble coped well with the Weston boxer’s showboating to give a good account of himself in one of the best performances of the season.
The final home show takes place at Exmouth Pavilion.
Thirteen-year-old Morgan Cullen dominated his first ever fight to claim a good victory for Exeter Amateur Boxing Club.
Fighting at Coombe Martin against Torrington’s Josh Moore, he dominated the bout from the start to win with a unanimous decision.