Moore set for a ‘classic’ against Devine

Floyd Moore. Picture: Mick Young (141584-29)
Floyd Moore. Picture: Mick Young (141584-29)
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FLOYD MOORE’S army of fans have been told to expect more fireworks on his ring return.

And they have been urged to get behind their man once more with the Fareham braveheart set to face Luton’s Michael Devine in a potential ‘classic’.

This is two warriors who won’t be backing off. It’ll be a classic.

Michael Ballingall

The pair are set to meet at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on March 5 next year.

That’s after the lightweight won the Southern Area title for the second time against Danny Carter last month.

Moore, roared on by an army of fans in the capital, stopped Carter in four exciting rounds.

And there is certain to be more of the same when he meets Devine in the new year.

Devine brings a 13-4-1 record to the table and has won the Southern Area title at super-featherweight.

The 26-year-old was also a Prizefighter finallist in the same event where Moore was beaten by Gary Buckland.

Moore’s trainer, Michael Ballingall, is confident his man has what it takes to come out on top against Devine.

And he is calling on the supporters who travelled up to the capital in numbers for the Carter contest to do the same again.

Ballingall said: ‘It looks like the Devine fight is going to happen. He sells a lot of tickets and is a good fighter.

‘He’ll bring a massive Luton crowd down with him, so we need the Portsmouth fans to go up there and support him.

‘We have a Pompey fighter going to London and coming to win.

‘It will be the same for Devine. This won’t be an uneven fight, this is two warriors who won’t be backing off. It’ll be a classic.

‘Floyd’s name speaks for itself. People know they are going to get entertainment when he steps into the ring.

‘That’s why Floyd is topping the bill at the York Hall again.

‘It’s going to be another one of those exciting nights with Floyd Moore.’

A clash with Londoner Danny Connor had been mooted, before the meeting with Devine was lined up instead.

Ballingall believes the Connor contest can still happen.

He said: ‘We won’t be looking past Michael Devine.

‘But we know Danny Connor has had to stand aside for Devine.

‘Steve Goodwin is our promoter and he’s the strategist, so he decides the path we take.

‘But Connor could be a mouthwatering fight on a Eddie Hearn show.

‘First though, Floyd has to do the business against Devine to make that happen.’