THE BATTLE OF BRACKNELL will be Clay’s first fight in his home town since turning professional over 2 years ago with Siesta Boxing Promotions. Clay is coming off 3 straight wins having most recently stopping Jean Pierre Habimana in Riga Latvia and beforehand defeating Danny Craven on the WBSS Quarter final undercard between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr.
Al Siesta, CEO of Siesta Boxing Promotions and manager of Luther Clay spoke on his plans for Clay’s career and his vision for boxing in the Berkshire area.
“The show is based around Luther Clay, a young prospect from Bracknell signed to Siesta Boxing, who I have big plans for. He had his debut with us over two years ago on the under-card of Mairis Briedis. He’s fought all over Europe and I’ve not made it easy for him making sure he has tough opponents so he learns from each fight, I think we are seeing this in his recent performances, he’s improving every time.”
“Luther having fought away for nearly his entire career now, it will be nice to give him a homecoming in Bracknell. I like the area and the people seem to love their boxing, I’m very excited about the prospect of bringing truly magnificent shows to the area. It’s the 1st time we have been here, so we will be seeing how many tickets the fighters can sell and things like that. But all is very positive, as I said I’m very excited about it. The show will be very nicely matched with around ten really good fights on the card.
Clay who recently moved back to Bracknell to link up with local trainer Keith Marner after periods in Southampton and Manchester, spoke on his upcoming fight.
“For me, I’m very excited about the show. It’s good my fans will have the opportunity to see me fight as it will be local. I’m excited for Bracknell because it will give people a chance to actually see some good boxing again. It’s a really good chance for me and boxing in general to reach some new audiences; it’s also really good for the young boxers. The amateurs looking to turn professional are likely to get more opportunities if we are putting shows on around here.”
Clay has fought 3 times in the UK, 3 times in Latvia, once in Lithuania and once in Georgia. Now finally with the chance to fight in front of his home fans, Clay said;
“The routine I have been on it has acclimatised me to fighting away, but I want to do both, I want to be in good fights all over and I will like to continue to have fights at home. My manager has told I’m going to be busy, so we can hopefully get a mixture. I have certain goals of places I want to fight, like America and Africa. But I need to have fights at home in between these fights away; I think we can really build something here.”
Tickets are priced at £40 for general seating and £60 for VIP Ringside seating (call or Whatsapp 07421028927 for tickets)