Promoter, Graham Earl has lined up his old friend and training partner Willie Limond to headline his inaugural Irish event ‘Fists of Fury’ at the King’s Hall, Belfast on Saturday 2nd April 2011.
This event will be Limond’s first since his unsuccessful challenge against four weight World Champion Erik Morales, for the vacant WBC Silver junior welterweight title, in Mexico City back in September.
During his eleven year, thirty six fight, career Glasgow’s Limond has had just three losses, each against top class opposition. Besides his aforementioned recent loss to Morales the only others were against Amir Khan, when they clashed for the Limon’s Commonwealth Lightweight title in March 2008, and Alex Arthur when Limond challenged him for his British Super Featherweight crown July 2003.
Limond is currently in Mexico sparring with former foe Erik Morales, to both help Morales prepare for his 9th April Las Vegas showdown with Argentina’s Marcos Maidana as well as to prepare himself for his Belfast debut on the 2nd April.
Speaking at the Ultrachem TKO Gym in London, Graham Earl said, ‘First of all it’s great to be putting on my first show in Belfast on April 2nd, at the King’s Hall. There’s going to be some great support there.
“Having Willie on board with us is something else. He’s the top fighter in the camp, with that CV I never expected it. Me and Willie get on well and we’ve trained together when I was boxing. He knows I’m a straight guy and it’s good we’re doing business together.
March 17, 2011