Dynamic duo looking to dish out capital punishment

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Ivy-Jane Smith. Picture: England Boxing

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Floyd Moore and Mark Coombs hope to further their pro careers in London tonight.

The pair step out at the Millennium Hotel in Grosvenor Square as they look to get their latest wins under their belts.

Coombs takes on Londoner Bheki Moyo, while Moore will go in against Huddersfield’s Jason Thompson in the capital.

It’s another quick chance for the duo to shine after their last outings in March.

Moore triumphed on that occasion against Dan Carr, while Coombs impressed as he defeated Iain Jackson.

The pair’s trainer, Michael Ballingall, believes the duo have put in the work needed to shine.

Ballingall said: ‘The boys have both been flying.

‘They are good friends and work really well together.

‘They both love to train and aren’t afraid to put the work in.

‘We are in our new gym now and are acclimatising to that.

‘Both of the lads come away sparring as well and want to be the best boxers they can become.

‘They have similar mentalities and seem to be good for each other.

‘That’s brilliant from my point of view and makes things easier for me.

‘They are both really committed, so we are confident they can both get good wins under their belts.’

Coombs will be looking for his third win on the spin since he made his debut last September in Eastleigh.

Moore suffered a frustrating loss on that occasion, but bounced back in tremendous style as he walked into the lion’s den and stopped Met Sakiraqa in front of his baying crowd in London two months ago.

He then followed that up with his success over Carr, to get him moving in the right direction.

Ballingall wants to see impressive displays from both of his men as he looks to up their output.

He would like to see them shine and work towards attracting promoters to put on a show in Portsmouth later this year.

Ballingall said: ‘We want to see the boys catch the eye.

‘We want to get something going in Portsmouth and I believe that can happen.

‘Portsmouth are passionate sports fans and it is good for them to have a pro boxing scene in the city.

‘The fighters also want to fight in their home city.

‘It would mean a lot to them to walk out in the Portsmouth colours and feel like they are representing the area. We want to build things up in that way.

‘Hopefully, there is a lot more to come for boxing in Portsmouth yet.

‘We have some more boxers who want to get involved and build things up.

‘We have the chance to get something really positive going in Portsmouth.’