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28 MAY 2018


Tait to Raise Hell at the Coronet!

Gavin Tait is in training for the title fight that will make or break his fighting future.

The Sheerness slugger will meet Chas Symonds for the vacant Southern Area welterweight championship at the Coronet in Elephant and Castle, London on Friday, September 16.

Talking about his upcoming clash with Symonds Tait said: “Chas comes forward bombing and has a high workrate and I’m a very aggressive fighter also, so we’re going to meet head on and see who wants it the most. I’m sure it’s going to be a great fight for the public.”

At age 35, Tait accepts he’s fighting the ticking clock and says it’s not too late for him to fulfil the promise he showed as an amateur.

Tait won three national titles and boxed for England and is fully aware that beating all-action Symonds, from Croydon, can propel him towards the top 10 as a professional and bigger fights.

He said: “I know this fight is make or break for me.
“At 35, I’m no spring chicken, but I’m a very young 35. I keep myself fit even when I’m not boxing.

“I always said I would walk away from boxing when the training became a chore, but I still love going to the gym and I’m still hungry.

“I’ve had some tough matches in my career, but have stuck at it because I always thought my time would come.

“Ever since Mickey Helliet became my manager, my career has had more direction. I’ve got a great opportunity and I’m going to take it.

“It can be hard to get motivated for four-round fights, but I know I’ve got a tough fight coming up and have to train really hard.”

Tait, a winner over Danny Dontchev in his last fight in March, says he has seen Symonds box and expects “a tough, tough fight.”

Symonds, nicknamed ‘The Bomb,’ is a former holder of the Southern Area belt, picking himself off the floor to stop Brett James in a thriller and then adding the British Masters welterweight title.

“I’ve got loads of respect for Chas,” said Tait, “but I will have too much for him.”

The value-for-money show features nine fights, including heavyweight hitter Dillian White.

The Peckham power puncher is promoted by Frank Maloney, who took Lennox Lewis to the world heavyweight championship, and will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins as a professional.

Tickets for the show are available from 0770 7887935.

September 12, 2011

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