Sheffield boxer Sam O’maison to save Saturday’s show at the Magna Centre

Sam O'maison: hungry for another win on Saturday night
Sam O'maison: hungry for another win on Saturday night
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Sam O’maison intends to put on a performance on Saturday which will electrify a show hit by an unfortunate number of withdrawals.

Several high-profile Sheffield boxers have had to pull out of the Dennis Hobson event at the Magna.

But the 24-year-old (W11 L1) hopes to put on a display against Durham’s Anthony Hardy (W8 L1) that will make it memorable for the public.

“I am not thinking about Saturday in terms of whether I am top of the bill or not” says the modest super lightweight. “I am just focussing on my fight.Hardy will be coming to fight and so will. Boxing is about taking risks and I think it is going to be an exciting fight.”

The Shiregreen former postman left the Ingle camp around eight months ago and is enjoying being trained by Ryan Rhodes.

“There were just a few private things that didn’t match up (at Ingles) so I decided to have some time out and then had a chat with Ryan. He’s relatively new as a trainer and hungry - and so am I, so it we fit perfectly. Ryan knows what it takes to be a success and I have had the best preparation and sparring I’ve ever had.

“I feel bang-on, I’ve sold quite a few tickets, I am making the weight easy and would fight every week, if they let me.” O’maison also hopes for a place on the Kell Brook v Kevin Bizier undercard on March 26.

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