Tyler Christopher aiming to maintain perfect professional record
Tyler Christopher will look to extend his flawless professional record in his first outing in the ring in nearly two months.
The Bermudian is scheduled to lock horns with Britain’s MJ Hall in a super welterweight fight at Villa Park in Birmingham tomorrow.
He was originally due to do battle with Hall’s compatriot Richard Helm who was forced to withdraw through injury.
“I was supposed to fight Richard but he got a cut on his head,” Christopher told The Royal Gazette.As a result of the late swap, the 25-year-old has had to tweak his game plan in the lead up to the fight.
“I feel fine physically,” Christopher added. “Mentally, I had to rethink my strategy as this opponent is a durable southpaw.
“So I only have a few days to switch things I have been working on for the past four weeks.
“I found out on Tuesday about the switch.
“However, so far all of my opponents have been switched the week of the fight, so I have to adapt. I have never fought the person I have trained for.
“Every fight, the week of the fight, the opponent gets changed.”
Christopher will venture in to unknown territory having not previously fought against a fellow southpaw.
“This is my first time having an actual fight against a southpaw in my amateur and professional career,” he said.
If all goes accordingly, Christopher hopes to have a shot at the Midlands welterweight title as early as this year as he seeks to become the first Bermudian to achieve the feat.
“I have my eyes on the Midlands welterweight title,” Christopher added. “That title covers the West Midlands of England, so that’s a belt that says that you’re the champion of Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall, Coventry and Solihull.”