ULTRACHEM TKO GYM
YORK HALL, LONDON – 4TH DECEMBER 2010
London – Tuesday, 30th November 2010
ULTRACHEM TKO’S YOUNG GUNS SET TO SHINE ON DEC 4TH
Johnny Eames has a long history of producing champion boxers at his Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym, located deep in the heart of the East End of London in Canning Town, but since the retirement of WBU Light Heavyweight World Champion Tony ‘Oakey Kokey’ Oakey, British Super Bantamweight Champion Matthew Marsh, and English Light Heavyweight Champion Peter Haymer earlier this year has been without a championship standard bearer.
Not one to be downhearted Johnny has been hard at work signing and
developing future title contenders. This coming Saturday four of his
‘Class of 2010′ are in action, two for the very first time, at Steve
Goodwin’s ’Judgement Day’ mega show, headlined by the Yassine El Maachi
vs Jimmy Colas International Masters title fight, at York Hall in Bethnal Green.
Even though blizzard like conditions engulfed the whole of London
Johnny’s charges still made their way into the gym today (Tuesday) for
their final preparations. After training Johnny took the time to talk
about each of his new boys.
The first to receive the Headmaster’s report was Featherweight
‘Saint’ George Jupp from Belvedere, who has had two outings to date.
George’s first against fellow debutant Peter Barney in Portsmouth back in
May, which he won convincingly by a tidy 40-37 points decision.
His next fight, at the York Hall in September, against Pavels Senkovs was
even better. Right from the opening bell George plain outclassed Senkovs
with slick long jabs and lightning fast hands.
Senkovs constantly tried to bully his way back into the fight but nineteen
year old George showed a maturity that belied his tender age, by not being
drawn into a dangerous toe-to-toe slugging match.
After four scintillating rounds George was rewarded with a shutout 40-36
points decision, as well as a much deserved standing ovation from the
“I’ve done a few interviews about Georgie Jupp.” stated Johnny ”This kid
I think is going to go places.
He’s dedicated and keen. Each time he comes into the gym he’s learning and
after every fight he learns.
I would tip Georgie as one to watch for the future. He’s only nineteen
years of age so he’s got a lot of learning to do yet, so we wont be boxing
as regular as the others but we hold out for good things for George.”
Johnny then turned his attention to the baby of the TKO stable, 18 year
old Brett O’Callaghan, who faces the tough young Welsh banger Gary Cooper.
“Young Brett comes to us as just an eighteen year old and has had a
limited amount of amateur fights, probably just thirty or fourty, winning
half and losing half, but there’s something about this kid. He’s very
dedicated and holds his own with some of the bigger boys in the gym who
are obviously a little older and more experienced. For a young ‘un he
seems to have learned a lot very, very quickly and I hold out a bright
future for young Brett.”
Whilst not one who started his pro career under the watchful eyes of
Johnny Eames Stevenage’s Daniel Herdman returns to the ring after a two
year sabbatical following breaking his hand back in June ’08. Johnny gave
his candid view on Daniel’s return, “Daniel’s already had four fights with
a very good trainer friend of mine, Tony Simms. He broke is hand in his
last fight and subsequent to that has been out for the past two years.
For whatever reason it may be he felt he needed a change of trainer so we
spoke with Tony and let him know first and now he’s here with us at the
This’ll be his first fight with us, he’s been looking very, very good in
sparring. It’s just a matter of if we can control him in the ring, because
he’s a bit aggressive and a little bit wild. We need to curb that in him
but I’m sure that when fight night comes on Saturday Daniel will be boxing
Ryan Clark rather than what he feels he should be doing.”
The final TKO new boy to receive his report card from Johnny is
‘Pretty’ Ricky Boylan, who is set for a baptism of fire as his opponent is
the experienced Sid Razak.
” ‘Pretty’ Ricky’s a great kid.” said Headmaster Eames, ”Very, very
dedicated, obsessively dedicated I would say. Again he’s only a young ‘un,
he’s 22 years of age. He reached the London ABA finals this year.
Unfortunately the fight he’s got is two minute rounds against Sid Razak,
who he’s scheduled to be fighting, is two minute rounds which messed up
our plans a little bit as we were training to three minute rounds.
Ricky really learns and he’s been coming along really, really well. Del’s
(Derek Grainger) done some great work with him, as he has done with all
the others on the show, and I’m just looking forward to fight night for
I’m pretty sure it will be a successful night for the four TKO fighters on
‘Saint’ George Jupp versus TBA, Brett O’Callaghan versus Gary Cooper,
Daniel Herdman versus Ryan Clark and ‘Pretty’ Ricky Boylan versus Sid
Razak are part of a huge thirteen fight card supporting Yassine El Maachi
versus Jimmy Colas for the International Masters Light Heavyweight title
that headlines the Steve Goodwin promoted ‘JUDGEMENT DAY’ event at York
Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday the 4th December 2010.
Tickets for Judgement Day at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on
Saturday 4th December 2010 are priced £35 ( (Unreserved) or £60
For tickets call: 07960 850645, book on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in
person at The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning
Town, London E16 4SA.
Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
JustListen2This Publicity & Promotion
London, UK & Philadelphia, USA