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Zachary Evans feels ready to push on after debut

Zachary Evans

Zachary Evans feels already ready to push on quickly as he prepares for the sequel to his pro debut.

Fight No 2 comes at the Town Hall in Dudley, on the Saturday evening of June 10, as part of a show hosted by BCB Promotions.

Evans debuted at the Venue, in Dudley, on March 17, emerging as the clear victor against left-hander MJ Hall, who was undertaking his 100th pro affair.

He had his hand raised through a points landslide verdict, 40-36 the scoreline at the final bell, to ensure a successful pro bow.

It proved to be a new experience for him and his coach, Mitchell Pearce, who worked the corner, in a pro contest, for the first time.

Their training base is at Priory Park Boxing Club, in Dudley, where Evans culminated his amateur career, finishing with 15 wins from 19 outings.

The 25-year-old super welterweight, who grew up in Cannock, but now lives in Droitwich, first boxed during a spell based in York, representing the Legions club.

He picked up a Yorkshire Elite Challenge title in his very first amateur fight, through a unanimous points success over Joe Garside, who is now an unbeaten 6-0 pro.

Evans switched sports after 30 bouts in kickboxing, which he learned at the Huntington Kickboxing and Adrenaline gyms, in Cannock and Brownhills respectively.

He said: “I’m after another win and then I’ll be looking to get, at least, two more in this year. Depending on how this one goes, I might even look at a six-rounder, sooner rather than later.

“I’m a fast learner. I came into amateur boxing, with a kickboxing record, and won belts, so I’m confident that I can adapt. I love the idea of becoming a pro champion.

“Liam (Gould, fellow pro) has been my main sparring partner for this camp. They are always good rounds and there are a few other amateur lads in the gym, for technical spars.

“I did a lot with Owen Cooper (Midlands welterweight champion) for my debut, which was great southpaw sparring for the opponent that I had.

“It was exciting to make my debut, because it was all new and different, and I had quite a few people there to support me, which was even better.

“My opponent (MJ Hall) was there to survive, if I’m being honest, and I didn’t really have to get out of first gear with him. I wasn’t expecting all that much, though.

“He was there to do his job and get through the rounds, which he did, so I have to respect that. I felt that I handled a southpaw well, so I was pleased enough.

“I’m looking to step up, every time, like I did when I was an amateur. I always wanted to fight the best. The better the opponent, the bigger performance that you will get from me.”

Tickets for the Town Hall bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside, directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.