Jan 23 2013 By Andrew Weston
Allanton kickboxer Scott Allan is confident he can successfully defend his WKA Professional World Kickboxing Bantamweight belt for a third time this weekend.
The 20-year-old takes on French star Franck Gross at Rivals Gym on Saturday night.
And despite the Frenchman’s impressive record of just two defeats from 27 fights, with 17 stoppages, Allan feels a rigorous training camp can help secure victory over his vastly experienced opponent.
“I have trained like I’ve never trained before,” he said this week. “I have been in the gym six days a week, and I’ve done plenty of strength and conditioning work as well.
“I’m feeling great. Most people at bantamweight, when they stop someone, it is an accumulation of shots but I’ve watched Franck’s last three or four fights and he has put guys to sleep. So yes, he is very powerful, and it will be a tough, exciting fight.”
Allan, who won the title back in April 2011, added: “This will be my toughest defence yet but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am out there to fight the best and he is the number one contender.
“He is coming over all guns blazing, but I’m looking forward to going in and doing the business.”