Nantwich’s Nathan Gorman braced for “biggest test” in London fight

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Undefeated heavyweight Nathan Gorman says his fight against Dominic Akinlade will be his “biggest test”.

Nantwich-based boxer Gorman faces Akinlade at the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace tomorrow night (April 1).

The heavyweights will contest a 10-round eliminator.

Last month, Gorman obliterated Gogita Gorgiladze in the first round at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke-on-Trent to extend his unbeaten record to 8-0.

“This is definitely the biggest test I’ve had,” said Gorman.

“Dominic is coming off a defeat so I’m expecting him to be in the gym working really hard for this fight,” he told Hatton Boxing.

“He said in the press conference that he’s a wounded lion, he’s hungry and he’s got the spark back.

“I hope he has and I hope he brings it to the table so it’ll be a cracking fight.”

Undefeated Gorman will be in the away corner for the first time in South London.

“The thought of being the away fighter hasn’t really entered my mind; I’m just going down to London to get the job done,” he said.

“I’ve got a bus full of fans going down from Nantwich and hopefully they’ll make some noise and cheer me to victory.

“I’m not one for making predictions, but what I will say is that I’m in with a good opponent in his own backyard and I’m 100 per cent confident that I’ll win.”

Akinlade v Gorman is entitled ‘The Battle for England’ and is promoted by DoveBox Promotions in association with Hatton Promotions.

 

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