Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ovill McKenzie Places Big Target on Marco Huck's Back

Renaissance Man Ovill McKenzie is targeting a dream showdown against WBO World Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck if he gets past Matty Askin on Friday 27th March at the York Hall, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

At 35, the hard-hitting Derby based Jamaican has turned his career around in his last two fights with thunderous victories over Tony Conquest and Jon-Lewis Dickinson to claim the British and Commonwealth titles that he defends against Askin for the first time.

Also capturing the Commonwealth title twice at light-heavyweight in a 35-fight career, McKenzie says he’s now in the best form of his life and can go on and defeat Huck to complete an amazing turnaround.

“I’ve worked hard throughout my career and not had the protection some unbeaten prospects have had, but it’s made me the fighter I am now and I believe that I’m finally within a shot of a world title if I beat Askin,” Said McKenzie.

“That would be a dream for me, to win the world title and add the one title that I’m missing in my career.  I want a good champion like Marco Huck, he’s a well respected name in the division with the prestigious WBO belt that I want,”

“Without being disrespectful to Huck, I know that I could beat him, he’s got the style that I know I can overcome.”

“The Upsetter” is not overlooking his hard-hitting Blackpool challenger and knows that he’s in for a hard night if he is to keep hold of his belts.

He added, “Askin is a good strong fighter, I respect him for stepping up to fight me, he wants it bad, but I want badder, nothing will separate me from my titles until I decide I want to let them go,”

“This is a painful sport and I’ve experienced the downs as well as the ups, but one of us has to lose and it ain’t going to be me!  I’ve come too far now and I’m not going to lose it at this stage,”

“I seem to be like fine wine maturing with age, the older I get the better I get.”

Askin v McKenzie headlines an action-packed card with Miles Shinkwin’s Southern Area Light-Heavyweight title defence against Richard Horton and The Vacant Southern Area Super-Middleweight title clash between Tom Baker and Kevin Greenwood.  The undercard features a fantastic line-up of undefeated talent, including Mitchell Smith, the WBO European Super-Featherweight Champion, in a six-round contest; unbeaten Wembley light-middleweight prospect Gary Corcoran; Brighton light-middleweight Lloyd Ellett; Welsh light-welterweight Romeo Romeao; Wimbledon welterweight Louis Adolphe; Clapham light-heavyweight Kirk Garvey and the professional debut of heavyweight Nick Webb.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sparked_26 on 03-18-2015

Ovid would be genuinely dangerous for 4 rounds.

Comment by yoz on 03-18-2015

Would be great if Ovil beat Bellew to the Huck fight. Probably stands a better chance, too.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Pacquiao's LA Home is Burglarized a Day After Broner Win Claressa Shields: Anybody Who Thinks Broner Won is Crazy! Video: Shawn Porter Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Buboy Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Adrien Broner Video: Mayweather Sr. Throws Shade at Adrien Broner For Loss Pacquiao: We Can't Blame Broner For Thinking He Won Fight Former Champ Gamache Assaulted on Street By Mystery Man Video: Roy Jones Jr. Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Devin Haney Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses Canelo Alvarez Fight WBO To Review Saunders Suspension, Could Be in Line For Andrade Video: Adrien Broner Explains Why He Beat Manny Pacquiao Video: Mikey Garcia Reacts To Pacquio's Win Over Broner Video: Pacquiao Reacts To Win Over Broner, Wanting Mayweather Gervonta Davis Embraces Challenge of Fight in Mares' Backyard Ellerbe: Mayweather’s Retired; 'No Interest' In Pacquiao Rematch Wilder-Fury Rematch Could Land on April 27 or May, Says Warren Kell Book Looks at Jeff Horn, Jessie Vargas, Smith as Options Marcus Browne Dares Teddy Atlas: Bring Me Oleksandr Gvozdyk! Pacquiao Open To Rematch, Mayweather Remains Noncommital Photos: Manny Pacquiao Dominates Broner - MONSTER Gallery Photos: Marcus Browne Decisions a Bloody Badou Jack Photos: Nordine Oubaali Beats Rau'shee Warren, Wins WBC Belt Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - CompuBox Punch Stats Pacquiao: I Proved it Again - The Pacquiao Journey Will Continue Broner: Everybody Knows I Beat Pacquiao; I Controlled Fight! Manny Pacquiao Rocks, Dominates Adrien Broner For Decision Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Marcus Browne Beats Bloody Badou Jack in WBC Eliminator Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Nordine Oubaali Decisions Rau'shee Warren, Wins WBC Title Hugo Ruiz Drops, Decisions Alberto Guevara To Win Kambosos, Pacquiao Sparring Partner, Easily Out-Boxes Perez Badou Jack: Marcus Browne Definitely Lost To 'Hot Rod' Kalajdzic Pacquiao vs. Broner - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Broner Coach: If Manny is Aggressive, He'll Get KO'd The F*** Out Thorslund Retains: Sanchez KO's Ceylan, Khattab Wins Pacquiao vs. Broner - CompuBox Historical Review Ellerbe: This is must win fight for both Pacquiao and Broner Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner: Stats & Stakes
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement