Graham Earl On His Upcoming Belfast Show – ‘Fists Of Fury’ 2nd April
Following the recent announcement that Willie Limond is to headline his upcoming ‘Fists of Fury’ event, at King’s Hall in Belfast on Saturday 2nd April 2011, former WBU Lightweight World Champion, turned promoter, Graham Earl today took the time to give a rundown on the fighters and fights that will be showcased at his Irish debut event.
“I’ve got Mark Morris, he’s a lightweight that’ll be making his debut. Big things planned for him. You can see he’s a bit of a heavy hitter and I’m sure he’ll make the change from the amateurs to the pros easily. He’s already shown progress already, I’m happy with what I’ve seen and look forward to an explosive fight, maybe an early night.
Next up we’ve got Mark Ginley, again a Lightweight making his debut on April 2nd. He and Mark Morris both trained together as amateurs at the same club. Mark Ginley’s a nice little mover, nice little boxer, again a good talent, all these guys have a lot of talent. Me going over there and making it happen for them is good for them.
Usually the talent over there will just be left and then they go in to work, drinking I suppose, and this way they can showcase their talent and especially on the big scene. You know King’s Hall is like our York Hall here, so they’ll get to fight in front of a big crowd there. It’ll be good to see young Mark get his first win in the paid ranks.
We’re bringing Terry Holmes with us, as people see at York Hall in January Terry’s explosive, he’s exciting. Everyone gets their moneys worth watching Terry box.
We’re working on him to improve him as a fighter. Hopefully on April 2nd we’ll see an improvement. Me and Terry work closely together and I’ve seen some changes and I’m expecting some different things from Terry on the night. He’ll be an even more explosive fighter.
We’ve got our Middleweight Joe Hillerby. Joe’s had two fights over here already, two wins. Last time was against Ryan Clark. Everyone knows who Ryan Clark is, he’s a dangerous opponent. For Joe to beat him on only his second fight says a lot. He did a very good job with him and I was very pleased with it so I’m putting Joe on this one and start building him for the future. Each fight he has we see an improvement and it’s just a matter of time before we’ll have him fighting for titles.
Next we’ve got Padraig McCrory, Padraig is making his debut, he’s a Light Middle. He’s a hard worker, he trains hard, he listens, takes on board well and all these lads train together, bar Joe, so all these lads are in the same gym together and there’s a good buzz and they bring each other on. I’m looking forward to seeing Padraig make a good transition to the paid ranks, get a good win and improve fight by fight. I’ve seen him sparring and what I’ve seen in