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Ipswich’s Fabio Wardley keen to deliver knockout performance in second professional fight

Ipswich's Fabio Wardley.

Ipswich's Fabio Wardley.

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Fabio Wardley is aiming to deliver a knockout performance when he makes his second professional appearance on June 3.

The 22-year-old Ipswich heavyweight came through his professional debut unscathed, against Jakub Wojkic in April, but admits he still has a lot to learn in the paid-for ranks, ahead of his next ring adventure against a yet-unnamed opponent.

Having made his bow at the famous York Hall in London, Wardley will get to showcase his skills closer to home this time round – the Chantry-born talent is on the “Essex Boys Fight Night” card to be held at Braintree Leisure Centre.

Featuring on a bill that also includes Sudbury’s Billy Bird and Colchester’s Connor Vian, Wardley is keen to get as much experience under his belt as possible in his fledgling fights but, despite that, wouldn’t be averse to ending Saturday’s bout in Essex quickly.

“Rounds under my belt will always be beneficial, but I can’t help but say I felt a bit disappointed that I did not get the knock-out in the last fight,” said Wardley, who trains out of Martlesham with the Suffolk Punch Gym.

“I won’t go looking for it this time and I am not going to rush the fight, but if it comes that will be a better outcome.”

Wardley won his first contest on points and is keen to push on between now and the end of the year, at which time he will likely review his first few months as a pro.

“Overall my camp were pleased as I wasn’t coming up against a walkover,” Wardley.

“That guy was experienced, with plenty of bouts under his belt – he was no mug.

“There were lots for myself and my team to discuss though and I have used that first fight to change and build on things as I am nowhere near the perfect fighter.

“My plan is to keep very busy.

“I have got the first fight out of the way, I want to build some momentum, and I will hopefully have got five or six bouts under my belt by the end of the year.

“Next year I will have a different outlook and we will look more strategically at the way we want things to go.”

Tickets are available now and can be purchased by messaging Fabio Wardley on Facebook or by visiting shamrockboxing.co.uk.

They are priced at £35 (standing) £45 (seated) and £60 (ringside).


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