Couzens out to settle family score

Sammy Couzens against Manny Oshunrinde in 2011  Picture: Gianluca di Caro.
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SAMMY COUZENS is out to settle a family score tonight when he takes on Andreas Evangelou.

The Titchfield terror is aiming to propel himself towards an exciting clash with unbeaten super-middleweight Frank Buglioni.

But first he must overcome another unbeaten prospect in the BoxNation-televised showdown with Evangelou.

The 27-year-old will be out for revenge against the Enfield light-heavyweight, after he beat brother Danny in 2012.

He floored the 8-0-1 talent but eventually went down to a points loss over six rounds.

Couzens believes Evangelou hasn’t faced anyone with his experience or stamina.

He said: ‘I know I can beat him if I keep my head and box sensibly.

‘He boxed and beat my brother on points.

‘But Danny had him on the floor in the third round.

‘His conditioning got him through that but he’s been down on a couple of other occasions.

‘I don’t think he’s fought anyone as ferocious as me.

‘I’m going to go for him from the bell.

‘I’m going to make sure he’s wondering what he let himself in for after the first round. He’s slick but I’m going to jump on.’

Old foe Kelvin Young, who Couzens defeated and lost to in recent contests, has provided some of his sparring. The 10-12 man is happy with his condition and knows only a win can deliver a contest against Buglioni.

He said: ‘I’ve had good sparring. I’ve been up sparring Kelvin Young and up to the Jim Evans stable.

‘I did some rounds with Mark Douglas, whose ringcraft is excellent, so that helped a lot.

‘But me and Kelvin were going at it hammer and tongs and that really helped.

‘On top of that, I’ve been sparring my brother, Danny.

‘I need to win this one and look good doing it.

‘When I do that I want to fight Frank Buglioni.

‘So I need to make myself heard on the night.

‘Nothing less than a win will do.’

Couzens’ contest is scheduled to be televised on BoxNation at 7.30pm.