Tyan Booth weighs in ahead of Mansouri clash


Updated 16th May 2013


Ahead of their clash tomorrow night at Ponds Forge Leisure Centre, Ingle Gym's Tyan Booth weighed in with opponent Nav Mansouri at Napoleons Casino, Sheffield.


Tyan challenges Mansouri for the vacant BBBofC English light middleweight title, stepping in at late notice after Aylesbury’s Nathan Graham pulled out injured.


“I’m looking forward to putting on a show, hopefully I’ll force a stoppage towards the end - break him down,” Tyan said.


“The fans can expect a really good boxing performance because I’ve got the reach, the boxing skills, I’ve got the heart and the determination.


“As you saw at the weigh in, I’m in really good condition - I’m going to try and force a stoppage because I don’t want it to go to the judges, I’ve been robbed before in fights, so I want to take it out of their hands.”


Nottingham-born Tyan weighed in at 10st 12lbs and 12oz with Rotherham fighter Mansouri coming in at 10st 13lbs and 6oz, giving the smaller man a slight weight advantage, but that doesn’t bother the Ingle Gym man.


“To be honest I am overlooking this guy because I know I’m better than him, I know I’ve got the beating of him,” Tyan said.


“In his last fight he struggled with someone I outboxed easily about two years ago, so I am overlooking him, but I’m not underestimating him.


“I have trained hard, I’ve trained as though this is a British title even though it’s the English, so I’m ready.


“Don’t blink, I am going to try and force a stoppage.”


The show also features Ingle Gym heavyweights Kash Ali and David Howe, hot middleweight prospect Liam Cameron and the latest title winner coming out of the gym, the International Masters Bronze lightweight champion Sam O’maison.


Also, hot prospects Atif Shafiq, Muheeb Fazeldin and Tom Mcassey take their next step into the professional ranks.


Top of the show features the return of Driffield twitter troll hunter Curtis Woodhouse at lightweight, and appearances from Rothermam's Chad Gaynor, heavyweight David Howe and middleweights Liam Cameron and Rod Smith from Sheffield. 

The whole show will be streamed on the Coldwell Boxing Television app, available for the iPad and Android. Tickets available on the door: £10 under 16, £15 student and £30. 


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