Michael Looking For Six Of The Best

Nico Michael’s reputation continues to grow, and he will look to keep the momentum going when he takes on Marius Vysniauskas in his first six-round contest at the Mercure Hotel in Northampton on BCB Promotions, Maximum Mayhem’ on Saturday night.

The unbeaten 29-year-old will be boxing in his home town at the same venue he last fought at in February, when he defeated late stand in Steven Maguire on points in a rematch of their clash in October of last year.

“I found out late on in fight week that I would be boxing him again, and initially I was a bit disappointed, said Michael. I had already boxed Maguire before, but in the second fight I performed much better. In our first, I got caught with a decent shot and dropped a point in the cards, but this time I showed my progression, not getting too involved when I didn’t need to, and I won every round.

“My fans have been great and will be turning out once again, and I am starting to get ticket requests now from people I don’t know personally or who live some distance away, which is brilliant. Some days you just don’t feel in the right mood for training, but I am very motivated to do well and improve, and having these people come out to support me gives me that bit of extra motivation in the gym.

The ‘Mini Magician picked up a 2023 Midlands Area Recognition Award, which highlights boxers for their achievements throughout the year. Michael received it alongside gymmates Kieron Conway and Ben Vaughan.

“It was great to be recognised by the board at the Midlands Area Awards, which was unexpected. I was just there to attend with everyone, but it shows that people are starting to recognise my talent, and I was very appreciative to get that.

Michael trains at the Shoebox gym under the experienced coach James Conway, and the step up to the longer distance gives the pair a chance to show off the things they have worked on in the gym, and if he comes through Saturday unscathed, the talk of titles will start to gather pace.

“There are rumours of possible title fights, but I need to step up to six rounds first and perform, and then we will see what happens. I can make super flyweight, so possibly a Midlands title shot there, and then I have the height and reach to be able to push through the weight divisions.

Tickets for ‘Maximum Mayhem’ are now priced at £40 standard and £80 VIP from the boxers directly or by emailing info@bcb-promotions.com.

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