Title shot for Nathan Weise, faces Steve O’Meara on December 14

28 Nov

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro – London

One of the most exciting young prospects from Johnny Eames’ always excellent TRAD TKO stable, ‘Sugar’ Nathan Weise, gets his first taste of championship action when he challenges West Drayton’s Steve O’Meara for the Southern Area super welterweight title on Wednesday, December 14 at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London. Weise-O’Meara will be chief support to Lee Selby and John Simpson’s British featherweight title clash.

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Weise is ready and set and raring to go. Credit: Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Speaking earlier, Weise made it clear that he intends to emulate TRAD TKO gym mates; Southern Area lightweight champion Ben Murphy, Southern Area middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders, British cruiserweight champion Leon ‘Solid’ Williams, British welterweight champion Colin Lynes and WBO intercontinental lightweight champion Kevin Mitchell, who all bought back titles to the famous Canning Town gym this year.

“First of all I want to thank my manager, Johnny Eames, for getting me the opportunity to fight for the Southern Area title,” said Weise. “My last fight I drew against former champ Ryan Toms, who Steve O’Meara beat to get the title. If it wasn’t for the knockdown I would have won the fight, but that’s boxing for you. It only takes one punch.

“I showed heart and got up and got myself back in the fight. As I said if it wasn’t for the knockdown I would have won. I can see this fight being a whole different type of fight, as I don’t think O’Meara’s as big a puncher as Ryan Toms, even though he stopped him in the first round his record doesn’t say he’s a big puncher, he’s more of a stylist boxer.

“I see this fight being more of a chess match, but he’s a champion so I’m going to have to put it on him, take it to him and take the fight from him. My trainer, Mark Tibbs, has had me training so hard in the gym in preparation for this fight, training’s spot on.

“I only boxed just over three weeks ago so really I’ve been training for this fight for seven or eight weeks already. I’m going to be in tip top shape, I’m ready to go. You know what they say ‘styles makes fights’ and I just can’t wait to get in there and win the Southern Area title.

“I’m not going to say I am going to stop him but I’m going to outwork him out hustle him and bring the title back to the TRAD TKO gym, where it belongs, and have a good Christmas.”

Nathan Weise versus Steve O’Meara for the Southern Area super welterweight championship takes place on the Francis and George Warren’s Queensberry Promotions event at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 and broadcast live on BoxNation (Sky platform Channel 456 & Virgin 546).

Tickets, priced £40 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available online at http://www.tkoboxoffice.com. Tickets are also available in person from Nathan at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.

Nathan Weise in action against Aaron Fox earlier this year. Credit: Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

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