Fired-up Moore set for meeting with unknown Albanian

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Floyd Moore steps into the unknown tomorrow when he meets Met Sakiraqa.

Moore bids to get his first professional win when he tackles the unknown Albanian in Bethnal Green.

The lightweight meets the Harlesden-based boxer on the undercard of a TKO show headlined by Michael Grant in the capital.

Moore will be looking to impress after a disappointing defeat to Johnny Greaves on his debut in Southampton last September.

The former Titchfield amateur lost that contest by a single point and will be gunning to put that behind him.

The match-up with Sakiraqa is a meeting taken at short notice by the fighter this week.

But Moore was already in training to box on a show in Southampton later this month along with Mark Coombs and new-boy Darren Harbut.

His trainer Michael Ballingall believes Moore will be ready for the battle.

And he has urged him to rise to the occasion when he steps between the ropes at the home of boxing.

Ballingall said: ‘Floyd is 100 per cent up for the fight and is ready to go for it.

‘A contest fell though on the show and it has given Floyd the chance to box in Bethnal Green. The pressure’s off him really, but he was getting ready for a fight this month and is in good condition.

‘We know nothing about the other guy, but Floyd wants to take this chance.

‘He is buzzing about the opportunity and wants to deliver.

‘He needs to show composure and not take too many chances.

‘We’ll see what the boy has got and go from there.

‘If Floyd gets the chance to open up on him later on in the fight we’ll go for it.’

Heart of Portsmouth’s Terry Singh is celebrating success in a busy period after making it to the finals of the British Universities Championships in Coventry.

A quarter-final win over Liam Gallagher paved the way for a semi-final showdown with Romano Audoh, which saw Singh pick up a 17-4 success.

A fine final performance wasn’t enough to see him get the win, though, as he lost to another local face in Portsmouth University’s Rupish Nayee.

Singh was also a winner three days before the final in Bournemouth against Adam Pryer.

He will now focus his attentions on gaining success in the ABAs next season.

Father and HOP trainer Terry Singh said: ‘I’m very proud of Terry, all the hard work he’s put in and everything he’s achieved.’