Boxer Andy has eyes on the prize

First published in Sport

BOXING Andy ‘D’Animal’ Robinson says he’s going to have to put aside his loyalty to Birmingham City for his next fight at fierce local football rivals Aston Villa.

The 29-year-old will be aiming to continue to 100 per cent professional record when he faces his 11th fight in the Holte Suite at Villa Park on Saturday, June 7.

The Redditch puncher is on the under card of the Midlands light-welterweight title bout between Marcus French and Calum Cooper.

It will also be his first fight since winning the British Masters Super middleweight bronze title in March.

He defeated Hull’s Luke Allon in Birmingham’s Tower Ballroom to clinch the title.

Victory could prove to be a watershed moment with promoter PJ Rowson already planning bigger and tougher fights for Robinson – as long as he comes through his latest test.

He joked: “I had always vowed never to go to Villa Park but I will have to break that!

“I will be taking this fight seriously, winning the Masters title was great but it is already forgotten.

“This fight is the most important one because if I can come through it then there is the chance of bigger and tougher fights.”

Anyone who wants to buy a ticket can call 07587 531550.

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