Eastleigh aims for knockout in next fight

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Harry Limburn says he’s going for a knockout in his next fight.

The 22 year old from Eastleigh has eased into the professional boxing ranks with three points wins and says he’s now planning to turn on the power.

Limburn is fighting on promoter Steve Bendall’s show at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy on Friday, March 15 and said:

‘I want to start the year with a bang!

‘I’m going to get down to super-featherweight for my next one – and go for the knockout.

‘I want to start making some noise this year and the best way to do that is to knock people out.

‘I’ve faced three tough journeymen so far and I really believe that if I boxed them again I would stop them because I’m learning and improving all the time.

‘I’m in the gym every day and every day I’m learning and sparring.’

Limburn is trained by Gary White, who worked with him as an amateur at Southampton ABC, and managed by Joey Pyle.

He’s looking to push on this year – Limburn hopes to box ‘four or five times’ – and fancies we could be on the brink of a golden era for Southampton boxing.

Limburn said:

‘I really want to be on big shows in Southampton – and they could happen soon.

‘I know how talented Ryan Garner is. I used to spar him years ago. He was good then and he’s better now.

‘Jack Hillier is coming through now and Ryan Little has just won the Southern Area super-flyweight title and we all get good support, so there’s no reason why we can’t have big shows in Southampton soon.’