Home News Mitchell Smith injured, Jamie Cox headlines Oct 30th card

Mitchell Smith injured, Jamie Cox headlines Oct 30th card

Credit: Frank Warren

Big-hitting super middleweight Jamie Cox will headline the Harrow Leisure Centre on Friday, October 30th. The unbeaten Swindon star replaces the original show topper Mitchell Smith who suffered a hand injury, with Indian superstar Vijender Singh having his second professional fight on the card.

All-action Cox has installed fear in the 168lb division with a string of top names choosing to avoid the power-punching ace since he entered the weight class this year.

The 29-year-old blasted out Alistair Warren inside a round in February and then Blas Miguel Martinez, also inside one round, in July to capture the title.

Fights against Cox have been offered to Brighton’s Chris Eubank Jnr., tough Irishman Gary O’Sullivan; undefeated Mexican hot-shot Gilberto Ramirez; former European Champion Christopher Rebrasse; top Australians Blake Caparello and Rohan Murdoch, and all have declined.

Cox is excited to return to action again and looks to show

“It just shows the reputation that I’m building in the division and these fighters can’t keep running away forever, sooner or later I’ll get them,” Said Cox.

“I know that I can beat the likes of Eubank Jnr, O’Sullivan, Ramirez and co, right now and they know it. I’ll continue to win and do what I do and stay on my own course and I’ll become a world champion, I’ve no doubts about that,”

“I’m currently ranked number eight in the WBO and I’m moving upwards. The funny thing is Caparello and Ramirez are both ahead of me, Caparello at five and Ramirez at one, I’m not scared to put my ranking or unbeaten record on the line to prove how good I am.”

A name that does excite Cox is Russian hitman Fedor Chudinov, the WBA World Champion, who defeated Frank Buglioni last month and Cox has no reservations about what he would do to him.

“I’d love a crack at Chudinov, if we do ever meet I’d expect to knock him out,” added Cox.

“Frank put on a brave performance against him, Chudinov is a good, strong fighter, but I know what his weaknesses are. I was trained by a Russian coach in the amateurs and I know that style well,”

“I’d have no hesitation in taking a fight against Chudinov right now. I’m in this business to be a world champion.”

A quality packed show features red hot light-heavyweight Tom Baker from Chingford in the chief-supporting contest against Margate’s Jack Morris for the Vacant Southern Area Light-Heavyweight Championship.

Middleweight ace Singh follows up his explosive pro-debut last Saturday night in Manchester when he stopped Sonny Singh in three rounds. Singh, the 2008 Olympic Champion, aims to become India’s first ever professional world champion boxer and continues on his road with his second professional contest.

The undercard features a host of top talents: Bushey light-heavyweight Miles Shinkwin, Islington light-middleweight Georgie Kean vs Nottingham’s Nathan Macintosh; West Ham light-middleweight Sam McNess vs Kevin McCauley; Ilford light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde vs Derby’s Elvis Dube; Mitchell Smith’s brother Jez takes on Newark’s Fonz Alexander over four rounds at middleweight; Acton flyweight Prince Patel faces Gateshead Gary Reeve; Chingford lightweight Archie Sharp vs Hereford’s Dean Evans; the professional debut of West Ham light-welterweight Ben Smith and also Sidcup’s light-welterweight D.P Carr who takes on Trowbridge’s Dan Carr.