Siar Ozgul Sounds War Cry Ahead of Title Shot

Siar Ozgul Sounds War Cry Ahead of Title Shot

Siar Ozgul is relishing the step up to welterweight as he bids to become a two-weight Southern Area champion.

The London-based Turk (15-2) faces dangerous reigning champion Sam Antwi (9-1, 5 KOs) on the #MTKFightNight at York Hall on Friday – live on iFL TV – and is brimming with enthusiasm.

Ozgul impressed in taking former world champion Viktor Postol the distance in November and followed that up with a convincing win over Chris Adaway in February.

Ozgul said: “I have always said I will fight anyone. My goal now is to become English and then British champion but as I mentioned, I want to do it at welterweight and the first target I have is this Southern Area title.

“I love fighting and I loved fighting against Postol. It was a great experience. I want to go back up to welterweight now because it’s my strongest weight and I believe I can do much more than the Southern Area title I achieved as a super-lightweight.

“I was not mentally ready to fight Mikey Sakyi at the time and he caught me with a lucky shot. That’s boxing and it was my mistake. I could take the title back but I’ve other plans now.

“iFL TV is doing a great job for the sport of boxing and this is such a great opportunity for the boxers to show themselves to a live audience.”

The likes of IBO world champion Chantelle Cameron, title-hunting London light-heavyweight Dan Azeez and many more will compete for limelight on a stacked card this week.

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