Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Something a bit different for me...non City-related

Here's an article of mine that is being featured on both and at the moment, on Chorley boxer Michael Jennings. Something a bit different for me!...
Chorley boxer Michael Jennings is remaining unfazed and determined in the run-up to the biggest fight of his career on Saturday.
The 31-year-old is boxing Miguel Cotto in a bid to become WBO welterweight champion in front of a glittering audience at Madison Square Gardens in New York.
Despite the anticipation from his growing fan-base back home, Jennings is keen to play down the occasion: It's definitely a highlight of my career. But I'm not too bothered by its location, it's just like fighting at the MEN arena for me.
"But when I look back on it and see that I was top bill at Madison Square Garden, I think that's when it will really hit me. There's a few hundred going over from Chorley, so I'm happy about that and I'll do all I can to make sure they come home saying they saw Michael Jennings win in New York."
The boxer is full of respect when it comes to his plucky Puerto Rican opponent Cotto though and knows that it would be foolish to underestimate the challenge that lies ahead.
He added: He's a good fighter, there's no doubt about that. But I've trained hard and he will have a tough challenge because I'm going to give it everything I've got."
I'm the underdog going into the fight, but I think I can win and if I do then there will be some big celebrations when I get home."

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