London calling Moore for title shot

Floyd Moore, left, takes on Dean Mills last September Picture: Mick Young
Floyd Moore, left, takes on Dean Mills last September Picture: Mick Young
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The Fareham favourite has been given the chance to win back his old crown at the home of British boxing, York Hall, on October 17.

Gloucester’s Danny Carter lies in wait for the entertaining scrapper in a clash which Moore believes will bring his usual crowd-pleasing style to the table.

Carter brings a 7-1 professional record to the table and a reputation for a decent following.

That should make for a decent atmosphere in the capital as Moore aims to capture the title he explosively won against Ryan Taylor at the end of 2013.

Moore is over the ankle injury which forced the cancellation of his return contest with Bulgarian Yordan Vasilev in June.

Now the 24-year-old is champing at the bit to get down to business.

Moore said: ‘It’s a shot at the Southern Area title and one I know I can win.

‘I was left completely gutted by the injury for my last contest

‘I felt fit and good for the last contest, so for it not to happen felt a blow.

‘I haven’t boxed since March now.

‘But it could be a blessing in disguise after getting this fight.

‘I’ve been out and enjoyed myself, but I just want to get back in the gym and get the work in now.

‘There’s no bigger motivation than being able to get in the gym for a title fight like this.

‘But to be boxing for the title in London against a fella who sells a fair few tickets is something you have to be massively up for.

‘That’s going to motivate me. Being able to beat him in front of his own fans and with all mine behind me is something to push yourself for.

‘The interest we’ve had for it is made already. It’s gone crazy.

‘Everyone wants to be there. It’s looking like it’s going to be one of those nights again.

‘I’ll certainly be doing my best to make sure that’s the case.

‘It’s at the home of British boxing.

‘Anyone who’s anyone has boxed there.

‘I normally do well in London, too. I tend to knock people out there. I’ll be doing my best to that again.’

Moore knows Carter is going to be motivated for the title shot, but he feels he will be taking the 32-year-old into uncharted territory.

‘Danny’s had seven and lost one but he hasn’t mixed in the same company as me,’ said Moore.

‘That’s not trying to be disrespectful to him, but it’s a fight I should be expecting to win.

‘He’s a southpaw, though, and is no mug.

‘As much as it’s a chance for me, it’s a chance for him, too.

‘We’ve both got good notice for the fight so we are both going to be ready.

‘I’ve been in the gym already, but will be right into it from next week.

‘We will have the right preparation.

‘My manager has done well for us to get the shot.

‘There weren’t a mass of opponents out there but this presented itself. Now I can’t wait to get going.’