Zach Evans will be hoping for a fantastic four wins from four fights as a professional when he steps through the ropes on December 3rd at BCB Promotions Hangar Venue show in Wolverhampton.
His last outing in September at the same venue saw the 26-year-old win every round going the distance with the very durable Paul Cummings. It was a step up in distance but despite the dominant win the Droitwich based super welterweight wasn’t wholly satisfied with his performance.
“Don’t get me wrong,” said Evans. “I enjoyed the fight and stepping up to six rounds for the first time, but it probably wasn’t as exciting as I would have wanted because he didn’t really throw much back. Some of these guys just come to survive and tuck up, but I was happy to get the win”.
This frustration is a testament to Evans competitive nature and a feeling of duty he has to his training team at the Priory Park Boxing Club. His amateur coaches Mitchell Pearce and Paul Gough, continue to lead him in the pro game, with Pearce a main voice as head coach.
He racked up 30 fights, as a kickboxer, before taking up amateur boxing, where he amassed another 19 bouts, with 15 wins, for the Dudley gym.
“I owe so much to them as I am their only pro and want to repay their faith in me and all the time and effort over the years. They believe in me and give me the right advice and instructions I just have to go out and execute it”.
Before boxing Cummings Evans scored a maiden TKO, stopping Bulgarian adversary Petar Alexsandrov who succumbed to intense pressure, at the end of round two. That built upon his debut success over rugged southpaw MJ Hall, where he settled for a points win, by virtue of a 40-36 scoreline, at the final bell.
As well as his work at the Priory Evans has been getting in some top-level sparring with the heavier European middleweight champion Tyler Denny.
“I’m so pleased for him that he got the win, I have seen how hard he works and doing the six round sessions was great for my development. Don’t get me wrong he is a lot heavier than me, but I held my own and I have got to see up close both Denny and British champion Nathan Heaney. Seeing what it takes to get to that next level is a big motivator for me.
“I am working full time at a scaffolding business, but I manage to train well and get the right balance. It helps having my partners Dad Phil who runs the company being so understanding of what I need and for my partner Megan who looks after all my nutrition and is a huge support.”
Fighting on a Sunday isn’t something a lot of boxers enjoy but it presents a nice change for Evans who will get to bring a supporters group who are normally unavailable.
“I’m lucky I have a lot of friends in Cannock where I used to live so its nice and local for them, but I also know a lot of people from the Thai boxing community, and they will be able to make it to this one which means a lot”.
Tickets for the December 3rd show are available now £40 standard and £75 VIP Ringside from the boxers direct or by emailing email@example.com