Search

Manuwa at home as the headline act

PUBLISHED: 18:40 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:20 05 October 2010

Troxy,utimate challenge, 6/12/08

Troxy,utimate challenge, 6/12/08

Jimi Manuwa has pledged to live up to his reputation as one of Britain's most exciting cage fighters by lifting the Ultimate Challenge UK light-heavyweight title at the Troxy

JIMI MANUWA has pledged to live up to his reputation as one of Britain's most promising cage fighters by lifting his first professional MMA title at the Troxy on Saturday night.

Manuwa, nicknamed Poster Boy, faces Ryan Robinson for the Ultimate Challenge UK light-heavyweight championship in the headline bout on UCUK's Relentless show at the Stepney venue.

And despite joining the pro ranks just 12 months ago, Manuwa is confident he will extend his unbeaten run against MMA veteran Robinson and secure a top-10 spot in the British rankings.

He said: "I've been working extra hard because it's my first title fight, but I feel really confident. With the amount of training I put in, every time I step into the cage I feel like I can't be beaten.

"Ryan Robinson has been in the game for years and he's gone against some top competition in the past, but I'm looking to make a statement in this fight. I've only been fighting a year, and I've destroyed everyone I've fought."

The unbeaten 29-year-old, who trains under Team 187 boss Joe Mac and also represents Epsom outfit Nova Forca, has won three of his four pro fights inside the opening round, while Robinson boasts seven wins from 13 contests.

Tickets for Ultimate Challenge UK's Relentless show at the Troxy, 490 Commercial Road on Saturday (5pm) are available at www.ucuk.tv.

Latest East London Sports News

10:03

Essex Senior League: Stansted 2 Tower Hamlets 3

Yesterday, 16:56

Leyton Orient came from behind to beat Bromley and extend their unbeaten run in the National League to six matches, while also returning to the top of the table.

Yesterday, 09:00

Justin Edinburgh will make at least one change to the team which won 3-1 at AFC Fylde last time out

Fri, 17:00

Sporting Bengal United have now gone 12 matches in all competitions without suffering a defeat

Fri, 15:00

A new book called Orient in the 70s has been released and will be available to Leyton Orient fans in the Supporters Club ahead of the match against Bromley this weekend.

Fri, 09:30

FA Futsal Cup qualifying round: Warriors Futsal Club 18 Tune in 2 Futsal Club 1

Fri, 08:00

London All-Stars and London Titans are gearing up for an epic weekend of wheelchair basketball, as the Lord’s Taverners Junior Leagues returns for the 2018/19 season.

Fri, 06:00

Leyton Orient will play Bromley in the National League this weekend wearing their special commemorative kit

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now