Photo – Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
Ultrachem TKO’s exceptional teenage discovery, George Jupp, is set for the second start of his fledgling professional career, against the highly experienced Latvian Pavels Senkovs, at the Steve Goodwin promoted ‘It’s Personal’ title double header at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday 11th September 2010.
Back in May this year, at the ‘Oakey’s Last Stand’ event at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth,19 year old Jupp showed his mettle against a very tough opponent in Peter Barney, with a superb boxing display to secure victory by a 40-37 points margin.
Following a training session under the watchful eyes of co-trainer Derek Grainger, at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, London, Belvedere’s ‘Saint’ George spoke of his preparations for his upcoming fight, “So far so good, been training for the past three weeks and all’s looking good. Just started the sparring last week, got some good sparring in with Daryl Setterfield and will be sparring Ian Bailey this week. Everything is coming together, the roadwork and gym work.
I don’t know anything about Pavels, other than he’s a tough coming forward pressure fighter. I think he’s had a few fights. It’ll be good experience and a good test, I’m looking forward to it.
My debut fight was a tough, tough fight, He was a really strong boy, he just kept coming. I caught him with some nice shots. I just stuck to my boxing and think I did the much cleaner work, it was hard as he was a tough test for my debut, but I came through.
After coming through that tough fight, and the excellent preparations I’m getting here with Johnny (Manager/co-trainer Johnny Eames) and Del (co-trainer Derek Grainger) at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym, I’m feeling quite confident for this fight.
I’ve been doing my work with Del mainly, and with Johnny sometimes during the day. We’ve been going over the basics again and trying new things. We watched the video of my first fight and are working on some things we could improve and sharpen, using his fight wisdom. I’m learning some of his tricks and that. He’s been there and done it, lucky for me I get to benefit from his experience.
It’s going to be a great night, we have six Ultrachem TKO fighters on the show so there’ll be lots of support and a great atmosphere. I can’t wait.”
A smiling Johnny Eames, who had been listening intently as George spoke, then added, “With regard to George’s first fight we did something that we don’t normally do by putting him in with a debutante. So we knew very little about the kid. We gave away a couple of kilo as well.
We decided to take a bit of a gamble because of George’s boxing skills and dedication. We rolled the dice with George and he stood up to it superbly. It was a perfect fight for him in the sense that we could see what George’s made of and the kid came to fight, he came to win. It was in Portsmouth and the kids from Portsmouth and he had everything in his favour except George’s superior ability. George handled the pressure really well, showed he has an old head on very, very young shoulders and I really do believe George can go all the way.”
‘Saint’ George Jupp versus Pavels Senkovs is on the undercard of the Goodwin Promotions ‘It’s Personal’ event at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday the 11th September 2010.
Co-headlining ‘It’s Personal’ are Former English Super Bantamweight Champion Ryan Barratt versus Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander, for the vacant International Masters Lightweight title and ‘Phat’ Pat McAleese versus Lee Noble, for the British Masters Light Middleweight Title.
‘It’s Personal’ also features 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.
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.