Step forward the new Scott Moises

Scott Moises

Scott Moises - Credit: Archant © 2010

Scott Moises make a second attempt to bring home the first belt of his career on Saturday - and trainer Graham Everett believes the 18-month gap between the two fights has produced a whole new fighter.

Moises had less than a fortnight's notice when he stepped into a ring in Plymouth in March last year to take on local favourite Jamie Speight for the Southern Area super-featherweight title. But he took Speight the full 10 rounds, having never been past six before, and only lost 97-95.

'From then to now Scott is a different fighter,' said Everett. 'He is far more experienced, but he took him to the wire down there and to be honest the Boxing News had it a draw, and we had it a draw, maybe a win for Scott – but it was great experience and it will stand him in good stead for Saturday.'

Moises, 25, goes into the Copperbox ring against Frank Warren's rising star Mitchell Smith, who will be a red-hot favourite.

'From where Scott was to be fighting in front of 10,000 people, live on TV, says a lot about him,' Everett added.

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'He will give it absolutely everything he has got, because he really is a true fighter in every way.'

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