Razaq aiming to go the distance at Resurrection


Razaq aiming for three out of three, but with a cheeky eye elsewhere

Undefeated Tyneside big-hitter, Basi Razaq, heads into Saturday’s Resurrection show looking to go 3-0. Having won his first two with impressive stoppages it would take a brave soul to bet against him making it a third there as well. For Razaq though he is well prepared to go the distance and, in manager Mark Clauzel and the impressive Ringstar backroom, he shaped up to do so as well.

However, Razaq although a welterweight is well aware that there is a certain other contest on the same card as he is on the 29 November. Whatever happens between Dixon and Mould in the welterweight clash will surely have an impact on what happens to Razaq during 2015, and with a wry smile he knows it will, how much so is anyone’s guess.

He might only be on a run of the mill four rounder against a journeyman but Razaq, although still at the start of his spell in the paid ranks, has been banging out round after round in the Ringstar gym.

“I’ve trained hard and well as I’ve always done for fights,” the Tynesider began.

“It’s not only been here in our gym either, I’ve been and had some top quality sessions with Tyrone Nurse ahead of his upcoming title fight which was wicked. Then you have my running and sprinting that has seen me knocking out personal bests so that’s gone better than we imagined – I just can’t wait now, I really can’t, I’m buzzing for it.”

With those two stoppage successes already under his belt, what about that third, or will this outing last the full four rounds. Razaq would like it to go all the way but knows that, should it arise, he can and will take another early bath with that unbeaten record intact.

“Granted I am going for the third win but we’ve been training for and I will be planning to execute going the distance,” Razaq continued.

“There’s no pressure on me to get that stoppage so I won’t be looking for it and, if I can win comfortably on points then I will gladly go out there and take that as well.”

The show at the Gateshead Leisure Centre, ‘Resurrection,’ put on by Dennis Hobson Promotions in association with Fighting Chance Promotions, looks like it will have the makings of a classic and sees the inclusion of a top rating Northern Area title clash heading up the undercard as Tyne takes on Wear for the welterweight strap with the undefeated duo of Robert Dixon and Lee Mould colliding.

Advertising and sponsorship packages are available and information is available by contacting Peter Mann on 07596657371. Tickets will go on general sale soon and will range from £35 standard to £75 platinum from fighters on the show, the Fighting Chance Media Officer, or via the ticket hotline 07544 222 089.


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Posted on 25/11/2014, in Boxing, Fighting Chance and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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