Teen Sensation Siar Ozgul Faces ‘Old Master’ Matt Scriven on Oct 25th

SiarOzgul3031WEBREADYTeen Sensation Siar Ozgul Faces ‘Old Master’ Matt Scriven on Oct 25th

Unbeaten Light Middleweight teen sensation Siar Ozgul is set for a tough test later this month, when he takes on Nottingham’s hugely experienced Matt ‘Scriv’ Scriven on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall on Saturday 25th October 2014.

Whilst still a novice as a pro, Hackney based Siar fought over eighty times as an amateur in Turkey, during which time he not only represented his homeland in various international competitions, but was also crowned Junior Turkish Champion.

Since turning pro almost one year ago to the day, the battling Turk has racked up four top class points victories, over Michal Voska, Chris Jenkinson, Tomas Samusas and most recently William Warburton.

Young Siar’s opponent Matt Scriven is highly experienced, having fought one hundred times during his seven year professional career, many of these against such esteemed opposition as fellow TRAD TKO trained WBO International, European, Commonwealth and British Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders, WBI Inter-Continental and British Light Middleweight Champion Brian Rose, IBO and GBC and British Champion Ashley Theophane amongst others.

Matt Scriven is also an experienced domestic championship boxer, having fought twice for the BBBofC Midland Area title, securing it on his second attempt, as well as winning the vacant British Masters Light Middleweight title, which he successfully defended against Wayne Shepherd before losing the crown, by disqualification, to Lee Murtagh.

Taking on such an experienced boxer on only his fifth professional outing doesn’t seem to worry Siar one iota, as he made clear when he spoke after a training session at the TRAD TKO Gym, under the watchful eyes of his coach, former Commonwealth Lightweight Champion Mo Hussein.

“I will fight anyone, he fought a lot, yes, but no worry for me.

After the fight I want to fight more rounds, I want to be the Champion soon, I need to fight six rounds after this fight.

My ambition is a lot higher, I was Junior Champion as an amateur, I aim to be World Champion as a pro, soon.

I have the best trainer, Mo Hussein, prepare me for the fight, training is very good, sparring is very good, sparring Festim Lama, he’s tough, good hard sparring.

I’m ready to fight now, can’t wait for October 25th and win number five.”

Boxing on CBSSiar Ozgul vs Matt Scriven features on the undercard of the Baz Rehman sponsored Marianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas MBC International title clash, takes place on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday, 25th October 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com and www.acourtier.com – or call the ticket line on 07960 850645 or 07809 499896.

Sanctioning of the CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event is courtesy of the Malta Boxing Commission, the national and international professional boxing sanctioning organisation for the Republic of Malta. Malta Boxing Commission is a proud member of the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC)

Go online to www.Acourtier.com for additional information on the CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event or the Acourtier stable of boxers. Follow Acourtier Events on Twitter @AcourtierEvents – friend us at www.Facebook.com/AcourtierEvents – and on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/acourtier-events

Antonio Counihan: I’m Going To Put On A Great Performance For the Fans on October 25th.

AntonioCounihan4248Antonio Counihan: I’m Going To Put On A Great Performance For the Fans on October 25th.

Solihull’s Antonio Counihan, who has been described as one of the most talented and exciting young lightweights to hit the British pro scene over the past year, is set to return to the Capital City in October, when he features on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall on Saturday 25th October.

During his stellar amateur career young Antonio fought eighty competitive bouts, fifteen of which were Team GB Internationals, accruing numerous national accolades along the way, including winning the Junior ABAs, The Great Britain Championships and the Haringey Box Cup, as well as the ultimate honour of having the Captaincy of the England National Amateur Boxing Squad bestowed upon him.

With such a superb amateur pedigree it should come as no surprise to anyone, that since turning pro just twelve months ago, Antonio has already racked up three top class victories, two by stoppage, over Robin Deakin and Tibor Szucs and a shut out points victory over Marcin Ficner.

To describe Antonio’s performances as first class is an understatement, the youngster dominated and outclassed his opponents from start to finish.

One of Antonio’s previous opponents, Robin Deakin, even went as far as stating that the Solihull youngster is a truly special talent and the best fighter he’s ever boxed.

Praise indeed, since Robin’s boxed the likes of WBC Champion Stephen Smith, English Champions Liam and Ryan Walsh, WBF Champion Patrick Hyland and WBO Inter-Continental Champion Anthony Crolla amongst many other domestic stars.

Antonio’s management are well aware just how special their charge is and as such on October 25th Antonio steps up to a six rounder, against a yet to be named opponent, in preparation for an early shot at an International title in 2015.

Speaking from his home on yesterday, Antonio said.

“I really can’t wait for it, I’m ready for it and sold lot of tickets already and look forward to putting on a good performance for the fans.

My training’s gone really well, had plenty of sparring and none of it less than six rounds so well ready for this.

I really can’t wait to do my first six rounder, I honestly felt I could have done six my last fight, but so it goes I’m ready for a six rounder.

I just can’t wait, I’m really looking forward to putting on a good performance for the fans, thank you for buying tickets and I promise I’ll show you a good performance.”

Following learning of the praise Robin Deakin had lavished on him Antonio continued.

“Robin’s fought good fighters like Anthony Crolla, Ryan Walsh and Stephen Smith and everyone, so for him to say that about me is a massive compliment.

It was my debut so it’s always good to get out of the way, I hadn’t boxed for a while so was a bit apprehensive before it, you know it’s your debut and that’s always something special.

He really gave me a lot of grief before the fight, I know we’ve become quite good friends now, but for him to say that really is a massive compliment.”

Boxing on CBSAntonio Counihan, against a yet to be named opponent, features on the undercard of the Baz Rehman sponsored Marianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas MBC International title clash, takes place on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday, 25th October 2014.

The event is sanctioned by the Malta Boxing Commission

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available from Antonio on 07535 806545, any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com and www.acourtier.com – or call the ticket line on 07960 850645 or 07809 499896.

Go online to www.Acourtier.com for additional information on the CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event or the Acourtier stable of boxers. Follow Acourtier Events on Twitter @AcourtierEvents – friend us at www.Facebook.com/AcourtierEvents – and on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/acourtier-events