Photo = Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
When Light Middleweight contender ‘Phat’ Pat McAleese last faced Lee Noble, on the Ricky Hatton promoted show at the Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham, Essex back on the 26th March, things didn’t go quite the way that McAleese or his legion of fans expected, with the referee, Richie Davies, scoring the contest a 58-58 points draw.
Following the surprise result McAleese told Boxing Scene’s Dean Parr, “A lot of people in the crowd gave me five out of the six rounds, and I thought I won four out of the six, and drew the last, if not winning it.” then adding, “I’ll hopefully get a rematch and set the record straight.”
McAleese has got his wish and at the same time the opportunity to secure his first championship belt, as the rematch, which will be for the British Masters Light Middleweight Title, co-headlines the Steve Goodwin promoted ‘It’s Personal’ event at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday the 11th September 2010.
Following a heavy sparring session under the watchful eyes of his manager/trainer Johnny Eames and co-trainer Derek Grainger, at the Ultrachem TKO Gym in Canning Town, McAleese spoke of the upcoming showdown, “You better believe it’s personal. I have no doubt in my mind that I am going to win. I’ve trained better, I’ve slept better, eating better and I’ve rested.
The last fight came at the end of a busy season. I only fought thirteen days before the last fight and was feeling a bit tired on the night. On the 11th September it’s going to be a very different Pat McAleese in the ring so he’s in for a shock.
It was frustrating, I thought I won. It wasn’t me in the ring really, it was a jaded me, but I feel I still won. This time I’m gonna be in tiptop shape. I’m going to be doing a proper training camp in London for two weeks just before the fight so I’ll be ready for it.
The training and sparring I’m getting here, at the Ultrachem TKO Gym, is first class. Johnny (Eames) and Derek (Grainger) have been really putting me through the paces. It’s good, really good. They’ve also lined me up some top class sparring with Eddie (Corcoran), Nathan (Weise) and Erick (Ochieng).
Erick’s also on the September show. He’s sharp, we’ve been doing some real good sparring, doing plenty of rounds in the gym. It’s coming together nicely as Erick’s got a similar style to Lee (Noble), he’s got a fast jab and he’s awkward to hit. The main difference is that Erick goes low, and lets off more shots while Lee goes high and then covers up. It’s slightly different, but it’s still great sparring for me.
I want to win this so badly, it’s unreal, I’m giving it hundred and ten percent in training and I know that on the night I’ll win it in the ring.”
‘Phat’ Pat McAleese versus Lee Noble, for the British Masters Light Middleweight Title with be co-headline with Ryan Barratt and Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander, for the vacant International Masters Lightweight title, at the Goodwin Promotions ‘It’s Personal’ event at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday the 11th September 2010.
‘It’s Personal’ also features the British professional debut of the legendary Heavyweight Champion of the World Smokin’ Joe Frazier’s protégé Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston.
Marston, who is now trained in the UK by Derek Grainger at the ‘fight factory’ known as the Ultrachem TKO Gym in Canning Town, will be facing a stern test in the highly experienced Welsh battler Lana Cooper in a four round Featherweight contest.
The exciting, Brian Lawrence trained/managed, Light Middleweight star Erick ‘The Eagle Ochieng, who recently defeated Curtis Valentine in the battle of the undefeated, is looking to extend his unblemished record against Brummy hardman Dee Mitchell.
Another Light Middleweight prospect, Michael Norgrove, also looks to extend his perfect record. Norgrove, whose record ot 2-0, has his hardest test to date when he faces Finchley’s Ian Eldridge.
Welterweight John Wayne Hibbert, who also has a perfect unbeaten record, is set to face his sternest test to date when he faces the experienced brawler Kevin McAuley from Halesowen.
Ultrachem TKO’s exceptional Featherweight discovery, 19 year old George Jupp, is set for his second career fight against the highly experienced Latvian Pavels Senkovs.
Unbeaten prospect Tony “The Conqueror” Conquest is set to face one of the most experienced Cruserweight’s around, Hastings Rasani, who has fought the best the division has offered over the years, David ‘Hayemaker’ Haye, Troy Ross, Bruce ‘Lionheart’ Scott, Terry Dunston, Mark Krence, Tony Bellew, Dean Francis… and the list just goes on. This is no easy fight for Conquest, who will need to be right on his game.
Another Ultrachem TKO Gym discovery, Portsmouth’s Light Heavyweight Joel McIntyre, the protégé of WBU Light Heavyweight World Champion Tony ‘Oakey Kokey’ Oakey, will be making his highly anticipated professional debut. Joel will be facing Welsh banger Jamie Ambler.
Super Middleweight Eder Kurti will be looking to maintain his six fight winning streak against Sabie Monteith.
Bethnal Green’s highly popular Light Welterweight Jamie Arlain is set to explode on the professional scene. Arlain will be facing Bulgarian Danny Dontchev.
Exciting Welterweight prospect Phil Gill aka “The Phil Gill Experience” looks to continue his unbeaten record against the experienced Sid Razak.
Also at Welterweight Bobby Gladman, who has a perfect 6-0 record is set for a four round contest against a yet to be named opponent.
Tickets for ‘It’s Personal’ at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 11th September 2010 are priced £35 (Unreserved) or £60 (Ringside).
For tickets call: 07960 850645, book on-line at www.tickets.justlisten2this.com or in person at The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.