15 April 2010 – By Cormac Campbell
New York based Wicklowman James Moore has told irish-boxing.com that he will gatecrash the world rankings when he clashes with Pawel Wolak in New York on June 5.
The bout, which takes place in Yankee Stadium, sees the 2001 World Amateur Bronze medallist now 17-2 (10KO) – as a pro go head to head with the 28-year-old US based Pole, whose record stands at 26-1 (17KO). Understandibly Moore is relishing the opportunity.
“I’m training in Gleasons at the moment but will be going to camp on May 1,” he told irish-boxing.com.
“I think John Duddy will be going up to camp aswell. My dad is coming over to help me prepare in camp too. It the first time there’s a boxing show in the new Yankee Stadium.
“I have seven weeks from Saturday to get in the shape. I need to be to beat this guy. He comes straight at you and is very aggresive and I think it will suite me as I can outbox him. He’s ranked in the top 15 in a few of the sanctioning bodys so a win here will put me back on the map.
“For sparring I have a few guys lined up. It’s a great opportunity for me and both our aggresive styles will make for a great fight. It doesn’t get any bigger than this so i’m going to give it all I have to get in the best shape I can.