DEION JUMAH (7-0, 3 KOs) makes his long-awaited British debut on the undercard of George Groves’ super middleweight showdown with Andrea Di Luisa at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on January 30, live on Sky Sports.
The former two-time ABA Champion, who faces an as yet unnamed opponent, has racked up seven straight victories since signing professional terms with Team Sauerland, all of which have been contested overseas, but now, the Adam Booth trained boxer is relishing a return to home soil as he aims to secure his eighth professional win.
“The last time I fought in London was the 2012 ABA final at York Hall when I beat Declan Fusco,’’ reflects the 26 year-old light heavyweight from Chelsea. ‘’So of course, I have good memories of fighting at home, and I’m looking forward to coming back and reminding everybody of what I can do.
“There is a tendency for people to forget about you when you’re fighting away from home so this will be a good opportunity for me to get my name back out there. I’ve gained some great experience fighting in Europe, and it has made me even more resilient and eager to succeed. My goals have always been the same and I still have the same belief. I know I’m going to reach my full potential and make it all the way to the top.
“I always train hard, I’m always fit and I’m always ready! On January 30, I’m looking forward to fighting in front of my friends and family, and claiming my first victory of 2016.”
Jumah is the latest addition to a stacked Team Sauerland and Matchroom Boxing card at the Copper Box, topped by George Groves, who begins his assault on a fourth World title shot against Italian Andrea Di Luisa.