Moore’s got the power to pull off a surprise

Floyd Moore (right) battles Dan Carr. Picture: Mick Young
Floyd Moore (right) battles Dan Carr. Picture: Mick Young
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Floyd Moore believes he can rise to the challenge of the toughest fight of professional career.

The Fareham light-welterweight has been matched with Essex’s unbeaten talent Phil Gill on November 25.

Gill has put together a 13-fight unbeaten record with an all-action style.

But Moore believes that is going to suit him down to the ground when they meet at the Elephant & Castle in London.

The 21-year-old’s stunning knock-out wins over Met Sekiraqa and Jason Thompson show the 3-2-1 man has one-punch power.

Moore was held last time out by Dan Carr on the return of boxing to Portsmouth after 16 months.

That proved to be a messy battle with Carr coming to survive.

It is going to be a different story when Moore goes in with Gill – and he thinks that will suit him down to the ground.

Moore, nicknamed Pac Man, feels he will bring his concussive power into play.

He said: ‘Phil’s record is perfect but he hasn’t boxed anyone who hits like me.

‘I’ve got my knockouts when my opponents have come to fight and have been there to be hit.

‘Boxing journeymen just don’t suit my style. They come to hold, spoil and mess me about.

‘I want someone who comes to fight and that’s Phil’s style.

‘Everyone who has seen us box is looking forward to the fight.

‘Even people I don’t know have messaged me on Facebook to tell me they are looking forward to it!

‘They know it’s going to be explosive and I can’t wait.’

Moore is making the step up to six-round level in his seventh fight – making him eligible for a title challenge – and says stable-mate Mark Coombs will ensure he’s in tip-top shape for the contest.

Coombs has put together a punch-perfect four-fight record.

Moore said: ‘Mark’s a very fit, busy fighter like Gill.

‘He throws non-stop punches and with his help, I’m going to be ready for the fight.’

Moore’s trainer Michael Ballingall has been working his man into shape ahead of the challenge.

He reckons his charge has the bit between his teeth and is going to be in the best shape possible when he steps into the ring. Ballingall said: ‘I wouldn’t be putting Floyd in with Gill if I didn’t think he had a good chance of winning.

‘I genuinely feel he has a big chance of pulling off a surprise.

‘He’s training like he wants this badly and is really going for it.

‘Floyd’s attitude is brilliant. His commitment is top drawer.

‘Gill has been in with stand-up opponents.

‘Floyd comes to fight – and he will find that out for himself on November 25.’