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Din: ‘I’ll settle score against Essomba’

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Waleed Din says he will settle a score with Thomas Essomba when the pair meet for the vacant Commonwealth flyweight title on October 17, live on Spike TV  (Channels: Sky 160, Freeview 31, Talk Talk 31, Freesat 141, BT TV 31).

Taking place at Rotherham’s Magna Centre, Din says there won’t be a repeat result this time after Essomba picked up a controversial decision over the Sheffield starlet in the amateurs.

“We boxed in the 2014 senior ABAs,” explained Din, “and he got a disputed split decision win over me.  He’s very experienced, has been to the Olympics twice so he’s got good pedigree, but that’s in the amateurs and over the three round distance.  Now we’re in the pro game, over 12 rounds, and I’ll beat him in every aspect.”

Din, 22, could be the UK’s next big boxing sensation.  Not having his first amateur bout until he was 17, Waleed blazed his way to winning the 2013 senior ABA light-flyweight title, and is now 7-0 as a pro.

The charismatic ‘Steel City’ fighter now gets a test in Essomba that will indicate how far he really can go.  The Cameroonian captained his country’s boxing team at the 2012 London Olympic Games and is on a five-fight winning streak since relocating to Wearside and operating under the guidance of top North East promoter and manager Phil Jeffries.

“He’s a tough African,” said Din.  “He’s got that come forward style whereas I’m more of a boxer, I like to hit and not get hit.  He is my toughest test, and it’s going to be a very good fight so everyone should come and watch it.  But everything he brings to the table, I’ll be one better and beat him on the night.”

Dennis Hobson Promotions presents Waleed Din versus Thomas Essomba for the vacant Commonwealth flyweight title at Rotherham’s Magna Centre on October 17.

For ticket information call 0114 243 4443.