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Frustrated Adrian Roach sends ominous warning to upcoming opponent

Adrian Roach is confident of success in his upcoming welterweight bout on the Epic Entertainment Fight Night Champion card at Dockyard on October 22 (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Adrian Roach intends to take out his frustration over a string of recent cancellations on opponent Matthew-Scott Mahar Barbara during his next foray in the ring.

The welterweights will square off during the Epic Entertainment Fight Night Champion card at The Shed, in Dockyard, on October 22.

“There has been a multitude of fight cancellations for me in the past few weeks, so my frustration will be directed towards this opponent,” Roach told The Royal Gazette.

The orthodox boxer is going into the bout confident of coming away victorious.

“I have no doubt that my team and I will get the job done come October 22,” Roach added.

“If I see the knockout, I’ll take it. I am looking forward to doing what I do best and sending him home with an unfavourable memory of Bermuda.”

Roach hopes to pick up where he left off after securing technical knockout over Jamaican Sanju Williams at the previous Epic Entertainment Fight Night Champion card at the same venue in June.

It proved to be the best fight of the night which the referee stopped in the third round after Roach landed some solid blows to his opponent’s head.

As always, the 20-year-old is excited to showcase his skills again in front of the home crowd.

“Fighting home is always a pleasure and I must thank Teiko [Furbert] of Epic Entertainment for once again providing the platform for us fighters to display our skill set in front of our friends and families on an exciting and event filled night of combat sports,” Roach said.

“I can, as well as everyone else, expect excitement and an action packed fight.”

The Crandall University student is training for the bout in Canada.

“Special thanks to Cardoso Customs and Repair, Sugar Rush Cakes, and Heart to Home care services for funding this training camp and travel,” he added.

”Preparation has gone well training for this fight as well as others that are on the horizon.“

Meanwhile, the upcoming fight card also features local professional trio Nikki Bascome, Andre Lambe and Mikey Parsons.

Bascome will face Cody Kelly in the main event at welterweight, while Lambe is scheduled to face Paul Ispas for the vacant American Boxing Federation welterweight belt, while Parsons will be going up against Jamaica’s Gregory Miller.

Ngai Franklin, Jaylon Roberts, Otero Smith and Josef Ferreira are the remaining local boxers on the card.

Ringside seats can be purchased for $150 and include VIP entry, two free drink tokens and an Epic treat box. VIP tickets are available for $125, while general admission is $80.

• For more information, visit www.epicbda.com

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Published October 17, 2022 at 6:35 am (Updated October 17, 2022 at 6:35 am)

Frustrated Adrian Roach sends ominous warning to upcoming opponent

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