Pat McAleese - There’ll Be No Spanish Conquest For Gonzalez On March 19th
Wed, 09 Mar 2011
‘Phat’ Pat McAleese returns to the ring next weekend, for the first time since his shock September defeat when he challenged for the British Masters Light Middleweight title, at the Steve Goodwin ‘Essex Eruption’ quadruple headlined extravaganza at the Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham, Essex on Saturday 19th March 2011.
McAleese, who will be co-headlining the event along with Southern Area Cruiserweight Champion Leon ‘Solid’ Williams, International Masters Light Middleweight Champion Yassine ‘The Showman’ El Maachi and top ten ranked Cruiserweight Tony ‘The Conqueror’ Conquest, is set for his first international competition when he faces Spain’s Francisco “Fran” Gonzalez.
Back in September McAleese suffered the first defeat of his career when he faced Barnsley’s Lee ‘Lightning’ Noble in a rematch, having met and drawn on the Ricky Hatton promoted show at the Goresbrook Leisure Centre back in March.
McAleese beautifully controlled the early rounds utilising his full arsenal of punches to such effect that Noble could only respond with urgent jabs to keep the Newmarket man at bay. By the end of round six McAleese had clearly secured five, with just the fourth being a close affair.
Early in round seven the tide began to change, following Noble letting rip with a beautiful right hook that shook McAleese to the core. Noble tried to capitalise but McAleese swiftly moved off the ropes even though his legs were less than stable. Noble’s confidence rose and he was able to pick off his opponent with wickedly quick jabs and combinations.
Round eight started see a tiring McAleese taking the fight back to Noble, who was happy just to whip out his hurting jab to keep McAleese at bay. Round nine was more of the same except McAleese had started to start getting a little more success.
Late in the round McAleese dipped to let rip with a body shot but was caught with a lightning fast uppercut that stopped him in his tracks. Noble then just pushed his gloves against the already comatose McAleese to send him crashing to the canvas just as the bell rang.
Following a training session, under the ever watchful eyes of co-trainers Johnny Eames and Brian O’Shaughnessy at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, McAleese spoke briefly about the upcoming Gonzalez showdown as well as his future title aspirations, “I’ve had a little look on the internet, Gonzalez seems to come forward which, with the new stuff I’ve been learning in the gym, since my defeat I’ve been working hard in the gym learning some new things, I think it’s going to suit me and hopefully come the 19th I’ll make him look silly.
I’ve been sparring with everyone really, every sort of style you can think of. This Spaniard looks quite orthodox, with me sparring all different styles from southpaw to orthodox, different heights and so on, it’s going to go in my favour. I can adapt to anything .
Before the end of the hopefully I’ll get to go for another title. That’s my goal, by the end of 2011 is to be a champion, hold a belt. This is just the first stepping stone to my comeback. I’m just going to take each stepping stone by stepping stone, each of these stepping stones can lead to a title.
I really want to thank everyone that comes and supports me. I’ve done a load of tickets again this time. Thanks for sticking by me, I really appreciate it and I wont let you down come the 19th.”
‘Phat’ Pat McAleese versus Fran Gonzalez will be co-headlining the Steve Goodwin promoted ‘Essex Eruption’ quadruple headlined super show at Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham, Essex on Saturday 19th March 2011.
Co-headlining the ‘Essex Eruption’ event with McAleese are fellow Ultrachem TKO Gym mate Leon ‘Solid’ Williams against David Vicena, Romford Cruiserweight Tony ‘The Conqueror’ Conquest and Yassine ‘The Showman’ El Maachi, who will both be against yet to be named opponents
The undercard of the quadruple headlined super show includes a whole host of local talent including three more of McAleese’s TKO team mates Daniel ‘Hurricane’ Herdman versus Kevin McCauley, ‘Pretty’ Ricky Boylan faces Kristian Laight and the highly rated unbeaten Featherweight prospect ‘Saint’ George Jupp against a yet to be named opponent.
Michael ‘The Zambezi Hitman’ Norgrove will be looking to extend his unbeaten record to five when he faces Czech Republic’s Jan Balog. Another fighter who will be looking to increase his uneaten record is Biggleswade’s Jamie Boness.
Middleweight Kris Agyei-Dua and Danny Brown will be making their second outing in a Month, after both securing wins on their debuts at York Hall on February 20th.
Further fights are expected to be announced shortly to bring the ‘Essex Eruption’ card to fourteen bouts.
Tickets for ESSEX ERUPTION at the Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham, Essex on Saturday 19th March 2011 are priced £35 (Unreserved) or £60 (Ringside) and on sale NOW.
For tickets book on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com, call: 07960 850645 or in person at The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.
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