Boxing:
Robinson ready for vital bout

By Liam Moakes Wednesday 11 September 2013 Updated: 16/09 12:35

REDDITCH boxing sensation Andrew Robinson returns to the ring on Friday when he aims to continue his perfect record and make it eight wins from as many professional fights.

The super middleweight, nicknamed D'Animal, who is proudly sponsored by Kings Heath-based In & Out Fitness, faces Graham Tirrell at The Institute in Digbeth knowing victory is likely to land him a British Masters title fight by the end of the year.

The 28-year-old's last fight, won via a unanimous points decision against Angolan-born Gilson de Jesus in a very warm Paragon Hotel in Birmingham in June, showcased what D'Animal is capable of.

In the preparations for the bout Robinson has been using every available minute to sharpen his skills and his already impressive strength and endurance levels, so he is going to be ready to raise the roof once he steps into the ring on Friday.

Carl Maeers, director of In & Out Fitness who will watching on with keen interest, said: "His opponent is not his concern. Andrew is focusing on his own preparation and adding all boxing styles to his arsenal."

Tickets are still available for the event, for which doors open at 6.30pm and boxing begins at 9pm, by calling 07854 114165.

With a 7-0 record in professional fights - two wins by way of knockout - Robinson is looking in fine shape, but he insists nothing will be taken for granted at the 'It's-A-Bout-Boxing Friday 13th Show'.

"I don't want to jump the gun," said 'D'Animal.

"I just train hard for each fight and whatever comes, comes. I'm not getting carried away and will take it one step at a time."

Top of the bill sees Birmingham's Chris Truman take on Wales' Alan Lee Quinn for a British Masters Welterweight Title.

Also set to appear on the stacked card are unbeaten fighters Warren Sinden, Samson Sykes, Mike O'Hagan and Ainsley Seivwright, as well as Ryan Aston, Michael Mooney, debutant Mikey Boyles and the returning home favourite Young Mutley.

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