“They can’t just expect to turn up and walk through me! Bare-Knuckle isn’t a hobby for me – it’s a lifestyle.” This coming Saturday at London’s Indigo Arena, former British and …
“They can’t just expect to turn up and walk through me! Bare-Knuckle isn’t a hobby for me – it’s a lifestyle.”
This coming Saturday at London’s Indigo Arena, former British and world Bare-Knuckle champion Sean George will put his peddle to the mettle in a display of experience, grit, determination, and boxing-savagery as he prepares for potentially two fights in one night in BKB 20’s Prizefighter draw.
“The Outlaw” is set to collide with either James Connelly, Connor Tierney or Matty Piper in a four-man, winner takes all eliminator. George – a seasoned and ferocious, hybrid bare-knuckler who’s capable to dance within the parameters of pugilism as well as engaging in a vicious boot-to-boot trade of blood and brutality over seven violent rounds of the original noble art. A man whose day begins at 3am to ensure an ample amount of time is invested in training before he travels seventy-six miles to work to slog-out a ten-hour shift – only to get back in the gym to further sharpen the skills of his boxing prowess until heading home to his family around 8pm.
It’s fair to say that Sean’s regime – or lifestyle rather – is a clear, concise testament to his dedication and commitment to his abilities and potential within this brutal and exhilarating sport.
Over the course of his career, the Welshman has exchanged shots, thrashings, beatings, and snatched the souls from the toughest, grittiest, most brutal and best bare-knuckle boxers in the business. And now – with 2020 ahead – Sean George once again prepares to amalgamate all his knowledge, all his skills, every ounce of his desire and hunger to get stuck into his man, grab the win, advance and repeat to become the BKB 20 Prizefighter champion.
Bare Knuckle Boxing News recently caught up with Sean ahead of Saturday’s event. The man from Abertillery had this to say.
“The hard part is done now – the fighting is the easy bit in my eyes. I’m just beginning to “train down” as we call it; just keep it ticking over, making sure I don’t pick up any injuries, and to start reducing my food intake a little ahead of Saturday. I’m only one kilogram off making the weight now – which is just a good s**t in the morning that is.” (Laughs)
“It’s nothing drastic compared to my fight with Tyler Goodjohn; I weighed in at 10 stone 9lbs for that fight – I trained hard and had to cut a lot for that weight class.”
With just a few days to go until fight night, the former world champion touched on changes to the line up for the Prize Fighter draw:
“Yeah, Matty Piper and Connor Tierney are competing now. Tierney’s -he’s a good boxer; really slick, rangy, fast. He’s a good little points scorer – he goes to the body a lot but then again – he got knocked out by Rico Franco, so I’ll be looking slip, slip, roll then “BOOSH”: a big left hook.”
“Tierney ain’t been in the trenches like me either so when he hits me and I keep on coming forward, what’s he gonna think then? I think you’ve just gotta f****n’ dog fight him and take his boxing away from him.”
On Matt Piper and James Connelly:
“Matt Piper – there’s not too much footage on him is there? All I know is he’s been beat on one of the amateur bare-knuckle shows.”
“Connelly can box and he can scrap too so it’ll be a case of using my experience as well as who wants it the most. I’ll stand there and go toe-to-toe – not a problem. I’ve been in there with the best so there’s nothing new anyone can throw at me now.”
Final words on his opponents ahead of January 25?
“Obviously, when they come up against me, they’ll need to have had good camps. They can’t just expect to turn up and walk through me! Bare-Knuckle isn’t a hobby for me – it’s a lifestyle. And Saturday night won’t be anything personal – it’s strictly business.”
And to cap-off, Sean George gave thanks and appreciation to those who’ve helped and supported him along the way.
“Thank you to my coaches Mark Jenkins and Vincent Cleverly. Thanks to my Mam and Dad, my partner, my kids, and everyone who’s bought tickets and supported me on my journey from my first fight to this one.”
Don’t miss Sean George in BKB 20’s Prizefighter contest – a superb night of bare-knuckle action will be on the cards.
You can catch the event live on PPV @FiteTV.