Samuel Antwi heads into English welterweight title fight with Darren Tetley as a happy fighter mtkfightnight ntk global what time start live stream info links channel number ifl tv espn dave coldwell

Samuel Antwi heads into English welterweight title fight with Darren Tetley as a happy fighter

Published On Friday, February 12, 2021By British Boxing News

Samuel Antwi: These fights bring the best out of me

Samuel Antwi, 29, says he will take full advantage of any lapses in concentration that Darren Tetley has when the two men meet for the vacant English welterweight title on next Friday's huge #MTKFightNight.

'True Sensation' Antwi (12-1, 5 KOs) faces Tetley (20-1, 9 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium on Friday 19 February, live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.

Both men are only once-beaten and extremely confident heading into the fight, but former Southern Area titlist Antwi has vowed to add the English strap to his growing collection.

Londoner Antwi said: "I'm really happy to be fighting at the start of 2021 and even happier that it's for the English title. After winning the Southern Area championship some fights ago, this is the next step up the ladder.

"I don't know much about Tetley, but I know he has had quite a few fights and will be game opposition. I also know that these are the kind of fights that bring the best out of me. He's a decent fighter but I plan to take full advantage of anything I'll see on the night of the fight.

"Training has been going well and I'm on track to be sharp and ready to peak and put on a show on February 19th. I'm thankful for the opportunity that Dave Coldwell has presented me, and I plan on grabbing it with both hands."

The Stockwell man's sole defeat was when he gambled from the away corner in Zimbabwe against unbeaten KO artist Emmany Kalombo in 2017. Antwi bcame another stat to add to the South African's fearsom record of 14 victories and 14 KOs.

He bounced back with no loss in confidence to stop Jez Smith in eight rounds to win the oldest prize in British boxing - the Southern Area title. He comes into the cotest with Tetley with five straight wins behind him.

Elsewhere on next week’s huge card, Sean McComb and Gavin Gwynne meet for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title, DP Carr defends his Southern Area super-featherweight title against Dean Dodge, Pierce O’Leary fights Irvin Magno, Mark McKeown takes on Brad Daws, Paddy Donovan returns, and Mohammed Sameer is back in action.

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