Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jamie Moore defends European Title

JAMIE MOORE has promised to take the fizz out of Jimmy Colas when he makes the second defence of his European light-middleweight title at Leigh Indoor Sports Centre on Friday July 24. Moore, recently promoted to number three in the WBC rankings recently is rapidly closing in on champion Sergio Martinez, but knows there can be no slip ups against Colas (27-6).
Salford southpaw Moore (32-3) has beaten several serious injuries during his career and claims there are no more fitness worries. Relieved Jamie, 30, said: "I am injury free. When I train I no longer have to changes routines to avoid injury and I am stronger, fitter and punching harder than ever. "Once I have beaten Colas there is a mandatory defence lined up against another Frenchman Christophe Canclaux, but if the world title chance comes before then I'll take it."Manager Steve Wood and promoter Frank Maloney believe they could persuade Martinez to make a voluntary defence before the end of this year. They have already made efforts to make the match with the Argentinean's promoter Lou DiBella, but if that fails the pair remain confident that 'Mooresy' will be made mandatory contender at the WBC convention in November. Moore won the title in March knocking out Michele Piccirillo in three rounds. In his only defence in May he stopped Russian Roman Dzuman. On the same FTM bill hard-hitting Gary Davies puts his British bantamweight title on the (9-2-1) line for the first time, when he faces top class Londoner Ian Napa (18-7).


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