Foot warming for English shot with Rainton outing


Best Foot forward as Glenn gear up for English title shot

Undefeated 2013 welterweight prizefighter champion, Sunderland’s Glenn ‘the hammer’ Foot, has been afforded a warm-up to his English welterweight title shot at the end of the month.

Nicknamed ‘the hammer’ for his obvious power that has ascertained six stoppages in his thirteen outings to date, the Sunderland powerhouse will oppose Lancashire’s William Warburton, 13-62-5(2), on the upcoming Phil Jeffries show ‘North East Cream of the Crop’ at Rainton Meadows.

As a Wearsider himself it will be the fifth occasion Foot has appeared at the venue, few can forget the performance he put in there against Welshman Jason Cook in April 2013.

The English title shot for Foot was one of the primary reasons for the promotional return of Phil Jeffries as his fighter required some much needed ring time prior to facing Ahmet Patterson early next year. Appearing over six rounds, Foot is understandably chomping at the bit to get back out there and put recent injury spells behind him that have somewhat curtailed his career since that prizefighter success.

“I’m looking at getting this six rounder (with Warburton) out the way and then I can get back to reality,” said Foot.

“The injury has healed very well and I’m not bothering about that whatsoever, in fact I’ve been back in the gym over a month now and will have done around seven-eight weeks of training come fight night.”


In fact, since winning that prizefighter early last year, Foot has only made three appearances, his last being on the July Summer Rumble at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light where he bested Kevin McCauley over four threes. The next six months, results permitting, should see him rack up the same amount of outings as he heads towards a potential British title shot.

“That fight (with McCauley) was good to get back in there and fight in my home town again, but I’ll fight anyone, anywhere, people know this,” Foot continued.

“Facing Warburton is good for me as he is a very live opponent but I’ll just go out there and do what I’ve always done. If the chance of another stoppage comes then yes I’ll take it, but the aim is to get a good six rounds under my belt.”

Two people who have been alongside Foot and instrumental in his continuing progression, Phil Jeffries and David Binns, are also raring to go with their welterweight fighter and Foot explained: “Binns is just glad to be back in the gym with me and helping to push things on, he has been and is a massive help.

“As for Jeffries, he’s over the moon to get this show up and running and to be able to give me a warm-up before facing Patterson.

“That itself should be a good fight and, although he’s a great lad I’m confident that I can beat anyone and that I’ll be comfortable when I step into the ring with him. It is going to be a long couple of months for me as we’ll be non-stop in the gym between now and then as I look to get those wins in fornt of what will be another good crowd.”

Phil Jeffries’ Pro-Box North East, in association with Neil Fannon’s Boxing Gym brings you ‘North East Cream of the Crop’ at the Rainton Meadows Arena on Sunday November 30. Doors open at 1230pm and tickets are on sale now price at £30 standard and £50 ringside. Fighters on show include both Ward’s, Foot, McClumpha, Waqas and Hepper; telephone 07747 611020 for further information.



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Posted on 06/11/2014, in Boxing, Jeffries Pro Box North East and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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