Moore and Couzens ready to settle score

Danny Couzens
Danny Couzens
Ivy-Jane Smith. Picture: England Boxing

Heart star will be ready for anything

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Ryan Moore and Danny Couzens are ready to settle the score.

The duo have been locking horns on social networking site Facebook – it would be fair to they do not get on.

Now the time is fast approaching for Moore, from Waterlooville, and Titchfield’s Couzens to stand toe-to-toe in the ring and let their fists do the talking.

It’s one of many thrilling contests fight fans can look forward to on Saturday night at Fareham Leisure Centre.

The likes of Floyd Moore, Joel McIntyre, Garry Neale and Andy Gattenby are also in action in a star-studded show.

But the war between Moore and Couzens pits two local fighters against each other with everything on the line.

Michael Ballingall, who is running the event, is expecting fireworks.

He said: ‘They have been involved in a Facebook war after Ryan Moore’s last loss.

‘It’s time to settle it in the ring.

‘Ryan has had to skip up two weight categories to make the fight.

‘On paper it is all against him. This really is going to be an exciting fight.

‘It’s two lads with pride, coming at each other to try to prove who is the best.

‘There have been a lot of words said. It is time to get it over and done with in the ring.’

Moore has enlisted some assistance from boxing hero Tony Oakey in his preparations for the contest.

The Leigh Park Warrior has been helping with sparring in Ballingall’s gym.

The trainer knows Moore will have to be on his game.

But he’s tipping the Waterlooville man to come out on top in what promises to be a blood-and-thunder battle.

There will certainly be no punches pulled in the six-round contest as the foes clash.

‘It’s definitely a grudge match,’ said Ballingall.

‘No matter what happens, Ryan Moore will win the fight.

‘He has been training hard in the gym with a few good fighters.

‘He’s been doing bits with Tony Oakey as well.’

The feature bout of the night is between Floyd Moore and Phil Gill for the British Masters light welterweight title.

Essex fighter Gill will be a formidable rival for Moore.

Portsmouth talent Gattenby puts his unbeaten record on the line, while Neale goes into battle in a four-round lightweight contest.

Promising light heavyweight McIntyre will aim to continue his progress.

Meanwhile, Ballingall also has talent Adam Battle in action.

The Guildford man has a proud record of six wins from six fights.

Super featherweight Eli Green – unbeaten in his first two contests – and Chris Hobbs are also on the card.

Tickets can be bought on the night. Doors open at 6.30pm. To book in advance, ring Ballingall on 07939 332010.

n Don’t miss The News on Friday for a full preview of Floyd Moore’s clash with Gill.