Manager Clifton Mitchell is planning his mind games before Dave ‘Rocky’ Ryan’s title rematch with Darren ‘Skinny Legs’ Hamilton next month.
They meet for the British Masters light-welterweight title at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Friday, September 16 on Spencer Fearon’s latest action-packed show having met before in June.
Hamilton lost his cool then and after just 92 seconds, he was thrown out for a head butt.
Ryan’s manager, Mitchell, blames Hamilton’s brain storm on pre-fight mickey taking that included a video posted on the internet that ridiculed the Southern Area light-welterweight champion’s skinny legs.
Mitchell, a former top heavyweight contender, said: “I’ve got to think of another way to wind up Darren.
“I know what we said before the last fight had an effect on him. He had never done anything like that before throughout his career.
“I’ve got to think of another way to get under his skin.”
Mitchell’s son, Ty, also boxes on the show in a terrific 50-50 match up.
He’s been paired with Simon O’Donnell, who has nine wins from his 10 professional fights and has been based in the States.
As an amateur, O’Donnell boxed for the same amateur club as George Groves and James DeGale and as teenagers, he was rated the best prospect of the three.
Clifton is convinced Ty can bamboozle the London-based Irishman in their middleweight clash.
“Ty will be too awkward for him,” he said. “O’Donnell has never boxed anyone like him before.”