Moises is ready for test on Merseyside

Scott Moises has been given the biggest opportunity of his fledgling career to fight on the big stage.

The Norfolk boxer will head to Liverpool on July 16 to take on former ABA champion and top unbeaten prospect Craig Evans.

The clash, over six three-minute rounds, is on the undercard of the WBO super-featherweight title fight between Ricky Burns and Nicky Cook – which is promoted by Frank Warren.

The 23-year-old has bounced back spectacularly from a pair of harsh points defeats which opened his professional career, with two knockout victories which have made boxing observers sit up and take notice.

The result is a call to the north-west for what trainer Graham Everett admits is a major step up for the Aylsham man, who has overcome leukaemia to take his place in the toughest sport of them all.

'It's a huge ask for Scott,' admitted Everett. 'Evans is a hard-punching southpaw and he is certainly being lined up for big things. It's easily the biggest test Scott has had. But he has earned the right to be there – his last two performances have warranted it, they've got him a little bit of notice and he is a highly credible opponent.

'Scott is absolutely over the moon to be fighting on such a high profile show, but he will be going there to win the contest not just make up the numbers.

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'Because of what Scott went through with his illness he is just one of the lads you really, really enjoy seeing win fights because you know what it means to him and you can see how much he enjoys it.

'He is a great motivator to everyone in the gym.

'It's hard to think of fighters who enjoy victory as much as he does, but the thing is, he has tasted defeat and he has tasted success. He learned from defeat and he knows which one he prefers, and he wants more. He has a great appetite.

'Scott genuinely believes he can go up there and win this fight, and I agree.'

Moises has been helped in his preparations by two of his biggest fans, Cromer boxing twins Liam and Ryan Walsh, who have put him through his paces at the Kickstop Gym in Whiffler Road.

'I have three or four very good quality southpaws who use our gym, including Liam and Ryan, so obviously we will go into this contest with a good game plan,' said Everett.

'Scott has to be at his best when he gets into the ring with them in the gym. Sparring with those two will be as hard for Scott as anything he is going to face in a boxing ring.

Tickets are available from Scott on 07707 381906.

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