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Abraham Horner looking to keep improving

 

Updated 16th December 2014

Abraham Horner is pleased with his first year as a professional and “looking forward” to continuing to improve in 2015.

 

The 23-year-old middleweight prospect, who improved his perfect professional record to 3-0 at Hermitage Leisure Centre, is not in “any rush” with his development and feels “all good things will come.”

 

Above: Watch Abraham talk about his first year as a professional, his third win and 2015. 

 

“I feel like I’m improving every day and 2014 has been a good year,” Abraham said.

 

“I turned pro this year and hopefully I’ll have had four fights in a year, which is reasonable. I’m just grateful to become a pro and be three fights undefeated so far and keep going on and looking forward to the new year, 2015.”

 

Horner, who hails from Leicester, took on Deividas Sajauka on 7 December at Hermitage Leisure Centre, Whitwick, Leicestershire, on a packed Mitchell Promotions card.

 

Boasting two wins to his name since his professional debut in March, with victories over Yanko Marinov and Harjinder Gill, Abraham took on Sajauka, a former opponent of Ingle Gym stable mate Callum Hancock.

 

“He was a good strong kid,” Abraham said.

 

“I think he was a middleweight, I think he weighed in at 11st 6lbs and I weighed in at 11st 2lbs/11st 3lbs, so I could feel his weight in there.

 

“First round, I went out and just felt him out with the jab, got my range.

 

“I was leaping in with my backhand trying to hit him flush and Dom (Dominic Ingle) was saying; ‘Stop leaping in, stop leading in off your backhand, just use your jab,’ so first round I just got my jab, got my distance.

 

“The second round was pretty much the same thing, I’m not sure if it was the second or the third round that I hit him with a shot and he just went down, but I hit him with such a hard shot that I felt it go all up my arm.

 

“He got up at eight and stumbled, so I tried to take him out, which I think, him going down, was a bit of a negative for me because then I went to blow him out.

 

“I went to just attack him and I punched myself out a little bit, so going into the fourth, I was a little bit tired, but I just maintained it on the jab and it felt good to get the win.

 

“It’s always a privilege to fight in front of the home crowd and the arena was buzzing, because it’s compact in a football stadium type of set out, it’s a brilliant buzz and I enjoyed every minute of it, soaked it all up.”

 

Without much of an amateur background behind him, Abraham is learning and developing with every fight and is confident he can reach his full potential with the Ingle Gym behind him.

 

“Due to the trainer that I’m with, with Dom, the best in the business and the Ingle Gym, if they’re confident with me going in the ring, then I’m confident myself,” Abraham said.

 

“If I keep training, keep persevering, staying on it, staying on the ball, then all good things will come.

 

“It’s more than a privilege to get those rounds under my belt, because, basically, I missed out on an amateur career, so the more rounds I can get in the bank the more it’s benefitting me.

 

“It’s a positive for me because I’d rather go the distance with these types of learning fights, rather than take them out in the first few rounds because I need all the experience I can get.

 

“I’ve got the power, those shots will come without looking for them. Many fighters don’t know they’ve hurt a person when they’ve hit them with a shot and they’ve gone, so that’s what I’ll take on board, just keep doing what I’m doing, keep to my boxing, keep to the skills, keep on the jab and let the shots come, don’t go out looking for them.

 

“My second professional year will be pretty much the same, steady, as I spoke to Dom before, I’ll be having these two years of being a pro just fighting learning fights, steady fights, not fighting for titles until I’m 24.

 

“So two years fighting four three minute rounds, six three minute rounds, stepping it up slowly, slowly and by the end of second year look to fight for some titles - I’m not in any rush, put it that way.

 

“A lot of people come here because of Naz (Prince Naseem Hamed), but me personally, I came here because of knowing how Brendan (Brendan Ingle MBE) is, his philosophies on various things in life.

 

“This is one of the top five gyms in the world I would say, without a doubt – it’s produced many, many champions and as they say success breeds success, so you have to be in the best place to become the best.”

 

Also on the Mitchell Promotions show there were wins for Ingle Gym fighters Jordan ‘The Thrill’ Gill, who extended his perfect record to 12 wins (two knockouts), no defeats and no draws and Leo ‘The Lion’ D’Erlanger who recorded his first stoppage win to improve to six wins (one knockout), one defeat and two draws.

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