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Iain Weaver feels destiny will be in own hands
BULLISH boxer Iain Weaver feels his destiny will be in his own hands when he takes on Sicilian fighter Michelino Di Mari in London tonight.
Ferndown-based former amateur star Weaver takes to the ring for his third professional bout at York Hall, Bethnal Green, the scene of his maiden success against Damian Lawniczak in April.
The 23-year-old prospect followed that up with a first-round victory over Karihi Tehei during a training programme in the United States before taking a one-month sabbatical which included a family holiday in Cyprus.
Di Mari, 26, is making his professional debut on foreign soil after registering two victories and a draw from three fights in his homeland.
And while Weaver, nicknamed The Blessed One, rates his opponent, he remains confident his ability will shine through in front of a buoyant home crowd.
Weaver told the Daily Echo: “I have had a little look at him and he seems okay, but I am always confident in my ability.
“I believe that whether or not I win comes down to what I do because there are not many super featherweights out there who can beat me.
“It is great to be back home and fighting and I am looking forward to putting on a show for my family, friends and fans.”
Despite his long-running battle with the British Boxing Board of Control over their refusal to grant him a licence, Weaver’s fight against the unbeaten Italian has been commissioned by the German Boxing Association.
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