Moore out to kick-start year by reclaiming title

Floyd Moore Picture: Mick Young
Floyd Moore Picture: Mick Young

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FLOYD MOORE is looking to make up for lost time as he aims to reclaim the Southern Area title.

Moore is out to become the first boxer from across our communities to win the belt for the second time on Saturday.

To be the first person from Pompey to win the Southern Area title twice would be brilliant.

Floyd Moore

The Fareham lightweight tackles Danny Carter for the vacant crown at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.

Moore is looking to put a frustrating period behind him after boxing just once in 2015.

That was a stoppage win over Kristian Dochev in March after his Prizefighter loss to Gary Buckland in December.

A broken ankle picked up in a freak gym injury saw his progress halted, however.

Moore is now fully over that issue and is focused on delivering in his next title shot.

The 25-year-old is certain he has what it takes to emerge victorious and pick up the belt he sensationally won with a fourth-round stoppage over Ryan Taylor in 2013.

Moore said: ‘I’ve had a bad period of injury.

‘It’s only been one fight this year since Prizefighter.

‘That was a good stoppage comeback win after the injury.

‘It’s been quiet but I’ve been in the gym the majority of the time.

‘The injury held me back but I’m itching to get in there and ready to go.

‘The last bit of weight has to come off, but I’m ready to show what I can do.

‘To be the first person from Pompey to win the Southern Area title twice would be brilliant.

‘It’s a big chance and a big chance to move on to bigger things.’

Despite the prospect of exciting fights being on the horizon with a win, Moore knows he can’t afford to look past the test Carter will provide.

The 6-1 man from Gloucester is going into a fight which easily represents the biggest of his career.

Moore added: ‘What I do know is he’s going to be up for this. He’ll be treating this like his world title fight.

‘He’ll be fit, ready and more determined than ever.

‘At the same time this is a big opportunity for me.

‘This is a good chance to win the title and one I’m going to take.’