Moore out to steal O2 show

Floyd Moore, left, was stopped in the ninth round he when fought Yordan Vasilev in 2013 Picture: Mick Young

Floyd Moore, left, was stopped in the ninth round he when fought Yordan Vasilev in 2013 Picture: Mick Young

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FLOYD MOORE has promised to serve up another ‘classic’ against Yordan Vasilev.

But the Fareham braveheart believes he will make easy work of his return against the Bulgarian.

Moore steps out at the O2 Arena tomorrow night backed by his usual army of supporters.

And he is looking to steal the show in the capital on the undercard of David Haye’s contest with Arnold Gjergjaj.

The lightweight faces off against Vasilev following their memorable clash in 2013.

Vasilev took a nine-round win in a bloodbath battle at Fareham Leisure Centre.

Now they meet again with the Southern Area champ looking to settle the score.

Moore is known for bringing entertainment to the table in his contests.

The 25-year-old is looking to do the same again – while showing greater control.

Moore said: ‘It was a barnstormer last time. This fight, I’ll make easier work of it.

‘I’m three years more experienced and more mature.

‘But I’m sure it is going to be another classic. I’m aiming to bring that to the O2 and steal the show.

‘I do like to entertain. The thing is I know I get drawn in.

‘I’ll be more aware of his power, because it surprised me last time.

‘I want to make it as easy as possible this time, but give a bit of drama as well.’

Moore has lifted the lid on the extent of his dedication to prepare for the clash with Vasilev.

The 13-6-1 man has been afforded sponsorship to allow him to focus on full-time preparation for the contest.

That has led to Moore training three times a day, and even sleeping in the gym overnight.

‘I’ve been living in the gym – literally,’ said Moore.

‘I’ve been training three times a day and sleeping under the ring at night.

‘It’s gone well and dedicating my time to it has really helped.’

Moore will get a taste of the big-time with a huge crowd expected at the O2 for the Haye contest.

He has been up to the capital this week to promote the bout – and took part in a public workout at Canary Wharf on Monday.

Moore found that different to his usual preparations as he found himself in the limelight.

Now it will be more of the same as he boxes at the 20,000-capacity venue.

He added: ‘It’s been a good experience. It was a bit daunting at first doing all the workouts in a shopping centre and everyone watching.

‘But I ended up in the ring for an hour and enjoying it. People were asking for my autograph and it was quite nice to have the attention.

‘David Haye got in the ring after me and the atmosphere was great.

‘It was a new experience and a decent one for me.

‘It’ll be the same on the night. I expect there’ll be quite a few people there by the time I box. I’m looking forward to it.’

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