Jumah faces Leone on Abraham-Murray undercard

Deion Jumah (5-0, 3 KOs) is back in action on Saturday night against Italy’s Fabrizio Leone (6-7, 5 KOs) on the undercard of Arthur Abraham’s WBO World Super Middleweight title defence against Martin Murray at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany.

The 26 year-old returns following the third-round stoppage of Karel Horejsek in June, and having spent the past five months sharpening his skills in the gym, the Adam Booth trained fighter is looking forward to showcasing his improvements.

‘’I can’t wait to get back in there and do the business,’’ exclaims the British light heavyweight. ‘’Since my last fight, I’ve been keeping busy in the gym and doing a lot of work with Adam to become a more calculated boxer-puncher, and now, I’m looking forward to putting that into practice.

‘’I’m not worried about my opponent. I’ll just be thinking about myself – picking my shots, staying as poised as possible and getting that win. It’s a big show, so it will be great exposure for me, and intend to show everyone what I can do.’’

The two-time ABA Champion has also been enjoying World-class sparring sessions with gym-mate Andy Lee ahead of the WBO World Champion’s upcoming title defence.

‘’I’m fortunate to be surrounded by so many good fighters in the gym,’’ says Jumah. ‘’Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of sparring with Andy Lee before his fight with Billy Joe Saunders. I’m a southpaw like Saunders so it’s good work for both of us. It’s kept me sharp and I’m sure I’ll feel the benefit in the ring.’’

The WBO World Super Middleweight Championship fight between Arthur Abraham and Martin Murray will be broadcast live on Sat.1 in Germany and Sky Sports in the UK. Tickets are available online via www.tickethall.de and www.eventim.de.

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