Moore excitement guaranteed on Floyd’s return

Floyd Moore returns to the ring on Saturday
Floyd Moore returns to the ring on Saturday
  • Moore makes ring return on Saturday night
  • Trainer predicts more drama from Fareham favourite
  • Moore touted for another Southern area title shot
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FLOYD MOORE has been tipped to deliver more drama on his ring return.

Moore’s trainer, Michael Ballingall, believes the Fareham favourite’s unpredictable nature is certain to bring excitement to the table at the Mountbatten Centre on Saturday night.

The 24-year-old returns for the first time since his Prizefighter loss to Gary Buckland in December.

The popular ticket-seller takes on Bulgarian Kristian Dochev over 10 rounds as he aims to get back to winning ways.

Moore is looking to end a three-fight losing run after a disputed loss to Adam Dingsdale and first-round stoppage by Dean Mills last year.

His pro career has been a mix of big highs and lows in the lightweight division.

The former Titchfield amateur collected a Southern Area title in front of the Sky cameras as he stopped Ryan Taylor at the end of 2013.

He has also been in a string of exciting contests, which included a first-round stoppage of the highly-touted Phil Gill.

Those successes have been mixed with six defeats, however, and three stoppages along the way.

Ballingall feels Moore’s vulnerability adds to his allure and makes him more exciting to view.

There are exciting fights out there for him

Michael Ballingall

But the coach has no doubt his charge can kickstart 2015 this weekend and look forward to some decent bouts this year with his army of support behind him.

Ballingall said: ‘The one thing about Floyd is, one minute, he’ll get knocked out by someone he should beat.

‘Then he’ll go and take on Gary Buckland and stand toe-to-toe with him for three rounds.

‘A lot of lads who are better than Floyd aren’t mentally prepared to do that.

‘As far as technical ability is concerned, Floyd is a realist.

‘He knows his limitations but there are exciting fights out there for him.

‘He could fight Adam Dinsdale again or a Michael Devine or Craig Whyatt.

‘He could get the Southern Area again.’

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