Jack Arnfield versus Cello Renda in a British middleweight title eliminator is a fight made for TV.
The pair meet at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse on October 24, streamed live and FREE on vipboxing.tv, and fireworks are expected.
Renda’s fights usually go one of two ways – he either knocks out his opponent, or gets KO’d himself! With 12 early finishes from 27 wins, and having been sparked himself seven times – the Peterborough boxer is never in a bad fight.
Throw into the mix that Arnfield’s only defeat in 19 bouts came to Cello in a Prizefighter encounter, via split decision, then revenge is the order of the day for Blackpool’s Jack, who is quietly confident about adding another stoppage defeat to Renda’s record.
“The Prizefighter decision was probably the right one,” explained Arnfield, 26. “I did the better work and landed the cleaner shots but he did outwork me, which we know works in Prizefighter. Although if they’d given it to me I’d have thought that was a fair result too.
“I don’t think he’ll fight like that again over 10 rounds or they’ll be nothing left in him, as it showed in the Prizefighter final when he got knocked out by Tom Doran. I know all about him and I’ve got the measure of him and will have too much.
“I can’t say he’s not powerful, he’s tough and strong, but I’ve been hit harder in the gym. I won’t underestimate his power though, I’ll tuck up well, and he won’t get the chance to hit me to KO me. I’m absolutely ecstatic to be getting the chance to revenge the loss.
“I’m not going to say I’ll definitely knock him out but from his record and the way he boxes, I’ll grind him down and I don’t think by round six he’ll have a lot left. If I get the opportunity to stop him then I’ll definitely put it on him.
“The chance to fight for the Lonsdale Belt has been a long time coming. I’ve had a hit and miss career, and some of it has been my fault. I’ve had operations, and stupidly got myself locked up when I was younger. But I’ve changed trainers, I’m with Michael Jennings now and this is a fresh start. I feel like it’s my time.”
“You can’t guarantee anything in boxing, but I’m almost certain this will be a fight of the year contender,” said promoter Steve Wood. “Cello is such an entertaining fighter and it’s all or nothing with him.
“Renda will live up to his ‘Dangerous’ tag and he’ll lay it all on the line. So Jack’s got to be very careful that he doesn’t get stupidly caught, but I know he desperately wants to right the record and think he’ll be too determined, young and clever. It will be tremendous while it lasts though.
“With Terry Flanagan proving himself one of the best lightweights in the world, and the likes of Josh Warrington moving onto the world stage, we’re doing some great things in the VIP Promotions camp. This show at the Warehouse is another top event, and we’re looking for another winner in Jack.”
VIP Promotions presents Blackpool’s Jack Arnfield versus Peterborough’s Cello Renda in a British middleweight title eliminator at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse on October 24.
Also appearing will be Manchester’s Ryan ‘Ruthless’ Doyle; Blackburn’s Morgan Jackson; Salford’s Luke Evans; Lancaster’s Tomi Tatham; New Moston’s Chris Conwell; Oldham’s Andy Kremner; and Middleton’s Aaron Michael.
Tickets priced at £30 (general), £50 (ringside) are available from all boxers, or at vipboxing.tv and Eventim.co.uk
Doors open at 7pm; boxing starts at 7.30pm.
The show will also be streamed live and free at vipboxing.tv
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