Taurus fighters hit the road for St Austell date
TAURUS Gym fighters Greg Reeves and Dane Wakeham bid to overturn home advantage at a mixed martial arts tournament in Cornwall tomorrow.
Reeves will be making only his second professional appearance in a bantamweight (62kg) cage-fight clash with paid debutant Jamie Pritchard at the Kore Championships at St Austell.
Reeves and Pritchard have three, five-minute rounds in which to despatch one another.
On the same show, welterweight Wakeham (72kg) has the opportunity of evening up his career statistics against late replacement and fellow newbie, Ross Mayne of Newquay's Koncept Gym.
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The duo meet over the MMA amateur distance of three, three-minute rounds.
Taurus chief Jimmy Hamilton reckons both fighters have the ability to return with a positive result.
But, said Hamilton, they will have to be at their best in order to return with respective records improved and their club boss satisfied.
"Greg has been training well and is looking sharp, so is well capable of coming back with a victory," said Hamilton.
"Although he's already got one pro fight to his name and his opponent hasn't, Jamie has had an extensive amateur career.
"It's all very even which the fans will appreciate and it is set to attract around 1,000 people to watch the tournament."
Reeves' last outing was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it affair with the Plymothian needing just a handful of seconds to wreck the pre-fight predictions of James 'The Jedi' Mullady at the Taurus-Macmillan show at the Guildhall in June.
However, to counterbalance matters, Pritchard did a similar number on Macmillan lightweight Ross Lockhart.
Taurus amateur Wakeham cut his ratio of wins and losses to three against two respectively with an explosive first-round demolition job on Chris Siddell on the Guildhall show.