Henry Bacon set to fight Diego Burton in Bethnal Green
Trainer Steve Spartacus has urged Henry Bacon to follow in sparring partner John Ryder’s footsteps as he bids to make it three wins out of three, against Diego Burton, at York Hall tonight.
Bacon faces a fellow undefeated prospect Burton at the famous Bethnal Green venue with the winner securing a promotional deal for 2012 with small hall promoter, Steve Goodwin.
As for Ryder, nickamed “The Gorilla”, he is a southpaw middleweight that has just landed a two-year deal with Eddie Hearn at Matchroom Sport and has been going toe to toe with Bacon ahead of their respective next fights.
Former boxer Spartacus believes the 23-year-old, who has stopped five of his seven opponents and boxes again next month, is the perfect role model for Bacon to emulate.
“Ryder is 7-0 and is a good prospect that has just been signed up by Matchroom,” said Spartacus.
“We would like Henry to be in that position in two or three fights time, that would be an ideal situation for Henry.
“Henry has won three out of three so far but the reason we are stepping him up to face another unbeaten boxer is because we want him to be winning and looking good in his fights. This is the sort of contest that will put him in the spotlight.”
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Bacon takes on Burton on the “Edge of Glory” card at the world famous York Hall and Spartacus said the atmosphere when the veue was rocking is difficult to replicate.
“It is a big venue with a balcony going all the way around which allows everyone a good view and provides for a great atmosphere,” said Spartacus.
“The crowd are right on top of you with the balcony and it is nice when you win to see all your friends above you.”