Floyd Moore: Get ready for war

Floyd Moore, right. Picture: Lawrence Lustig
Floyd Moore, right. Picture: Lawrence Lustig

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FLOYD MOORE warned Danny Carter: Get ready for a war.

The pair collide tomorrow night with the Southern Area title on the line in London.

I’ve heard he comes to have a war. If that’s the case it’ll be a war.

Floyd Moore

The meeting takes place at the home of British boxing, York Hall in Bethnal Green, with the lightweight crown up for grabs.

Moore will be looking to reclaim the belt he won in 2013 – and become the first boxer from across our communities to do so.

The 25-year-old will be backed by an army of fans travelling up the A3 to roar him on to victory in the capital.

They will be expecting the fireworks which have come to be associated with the Fareham braveheart in his 18 professional contests.

Moore has been involved in plenty of exciting battles, with his concussive power mixed with a vulnerability which arrives from his desire to get involved in tear-ups.

That often makes for dramatic battles and the former Titchfield amateur believes the Carter meeting will unfold in the same vein if his opponent comes looking to engage.

Moore said: ‘I’ve heard he comes to have a war. If that’s the case it’ll be a war.

‘A war is what he’ll get. I can see it being an entertaining fight.

‘I can see me beating him and I know I have what it takes to beat him.

‘And I can see it being one of those nights again with the support I have going up.

‘I’ve sold more tickets than anyone else on the show and we’re coming from Portsmouth!

‘They are having to travel the farthest but everyone knows what my supporters are like.’

A win against Carter would see Moore reclaim the title he won in spectacular fashion against Ryan Taylor at the end of 2013.

That could open the door for some big contests in 2016.

But he knows he can’t afford to look behind a hungry opponent who lies in wait tomorrow.

Moore said: ‘There are fights out there.

‘Danny Connor has been on the phone and keeps trying to get a fight with me. I’d have one with him tomorrow.

‘But I can’t look past this guy. That’d be a big mistake – this is his world title fight.

‘I’d like to win the title, have a defence in Portsmouth and move on to the English title.

‘I’d like to do something locally but need to look at Carter first.

‘(Adam) Dinsdale locally or a big fight for everyone would be great.

‘The Mountbatten Centre and my fans create a cracking atmosphere.

‘But I have an opponent to get past first.’

Moore’s last contest in June was cancelled after he suffered a freak ankle injury in training.

He is confident that problem is fully behind him.

Moore said: ‘It was two weeks before the fight and a shame because I was in good shape and training hard.

‘I’d just finished a 10-round spar and went on to strength and conditioning.

‘It was my last exercise after an hour and I fell off some steps and fractured my ankle.

‘It was one of those things but now I’m looking to make up for lost time.

‘I’m young and my body has recovered well.’