Fighter's latest victory

John Wayne Hibbert wants shot at Southern belt

John Wayne Hibbert wants shot at Southern belt

First published in Sport

BOXING: THURROCK fighter ‘John’ Wayne Hibbert’s latest victory at the weekend will serve as a marker for his boxing ambition.

The tough pro demolished the Czech Republic’s Michael Vostkoff at Grays with a first round knock out.

And he immediately signalled his desire to take on current Southern Area Champion Ricky Boylan.

Hibbert said: “I’m the mandatory challenger for his Southern Area belt and have been promised a fight in May.

“As far as I’m concerned Ricky’s stalling because he does not want to fight me. “The bout at the weekend was just a four round contest and to keep sharp. “I think that Ricky’s keen to dodge fighting me and I’m going to keep the pressure up on him so that we get in the ring in May. “I want this fight to happen,” said Hibbert.

Hibbert’s quick destruction of Vostkoff was thanks to a good left hook which left his rival on the floor.

And after a brief count, Vostkoff looked wobbly and Hibbert caught him with another right – and the referee stepped in.

For the full story see the THURROCK GAZETTE

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