Troy James has revealed that his former manager Barry McGuigan convinced him to lay his unbeaten record on the line and enter the Prizefighter featherweights tournament on Saturday.
The Coventry man parted company with the former World featherweight champion earlier in the year after finding it hard to get fights, but he is determined to leave Bethnal Green’s York Hall with his unbeaten record intact and the trophy in hand.
“I still speak to Barry now and then and he was the one who told me about this Prizefighter,” said James.
“I left Barry a while ago because I wasn’t getting fights. It wasn’t his fault and we parted on good terms. I now work with my local promoter Les Allen and train two minutes from my house.
“Winning Prizefighter could make things take off. I started boxing late so my goal has always been to win the British title, and if you win on the night a British title fight is a realistic possibility."
James is joined in Saturday’s line-up by the Mongolian Warrior Choi Tseveenpurev in his second attempt at Prizefighter, unbeaten prospect Lee Glover, 20-year-old Londoner George Jupp, Liverpool’s Lee Jennings, Rhys Roberts and Barrington Brown, who replaces Mickey Coveney.
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