Heavy-hitter Moore ready to rumble

Floyd Moore Picture: Mick Young

Floyd Moore Picture: Mick Young

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FLOYD MOORE focused on Southern Area title glory and promised: I’m ready.

And the Fareham braveheart warned Danny Carter he has the concussive power to produce a dramatic stoppage in their showdown tomorrow night.

All I want to do is get in there.

Floyd Moore

The pair weighed in today ahead of a clash which has all the hallmarks of a crowd-pleasing battle.

Moore tipped the scales bang on the 9st 9lb limit after initially coming in 1.5lb over that mark.

Carter weighed 9st 7.5lb, with the countdown to action now gathering pace.

Moore admitted he is now gunning to get down to business as he bids to become a two-time area champion.

The 25-year-old explained his usual jovial manner has now been replaced by a steely focus on what lies ahead.

The 11-6-1 man has picked up eight stoppages from his successes.

He is refusing to predict an early night, but knows if Carter gets caught by one his big shots he will not recover.

Moore said: ‘I’ve made the weight, I’m happy and I’m refuelled.

‘It’s time to get down to business now and my game face is on.

‘I’m moody now and I’m not a nice person to be around.

‘All I want to do is get in there.

‘He (Carter) looked in good shape but there’s no point in being friendly with my opponent.

‘This is a great chance for me and I believe I can win the belt.

‘There is a game plan and I’m going in there to box to instruction.

‘If he walks on to one of my shots early I will finish it, though.

‘If it comes later then I’ll finish it, but I’m quite happy to go the full 10-round distance to get the job done.

‘I’ve often gone in as the away fighter but I’m going to have hundreds of my supporters cheering me on.

‘Having them on my side is going to be like having another person in the ring with me.

‘I can’t wait to get in there and go to work.’

Moore is part of a stacked Steve Goodwin-promoted show at York Hall tomorrow night.

He is expected to fight at around 10pm in a contest which is being tipped to be an entertaining clash.

Trainer Michael Ballingall feels a win will make Moore the area’s most decorated pro boxer behind Tony Oakey.

And he reckons Carter will be making a mistake if he chooses to go toe-to-toe with his man.

Ballingall said: ‘We don’t know a huge amount about this guy and, when that’s the case, it can work in his favour.

‘But I feel, deep down, if the lad has any faults Floyd will exploit them.

‘If he is too game that will work against him.

‘That will work in Floyd’s favour. He is too dangerous.

‘Floyd can make a little bit of local history by winning the belt for a second time.

‘That’s makes him second to Tony Oakey as Portsmouth’s most successful professional in my eyes.

‘Floyd is going to have all of his supporters behind him, too.

‘He is a likeable person and has the personality which makes people want to support him.

‘On top of that you get excitement with Floyd Moore. People know they are going to be entertained – and that’s what it’s all about in boxing.’

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