Unbeaten up-and-comer Jone Volau is promising a “totally different” fighter on December 17 as he competes against Josh Sandland at Newcastle Racecourse.
Originally hailing from Fiji, heavyweight Volau (4-0-0 1KO) now fights out of the Fighting Chance stable in Gateshead and will be hoping to stretch his record to five and zero as he faces debutant Sandland (0-0-0 0KO) on December’s ‘Christmas Box’ card.
And ‘TK’ admitted a differed approach was necessary heading into the clash.
“I was more than 17 stone in the last fight,” said Volau. “I was struggling a bit and I had too much weight on me.
“But now I’ve lost a stone and I really can’t wait.
“Its going to be a totally different TK in the ring on the night of the 17th.”
Since marking his debut in October 2015 with a dominant points win over the experienced Larry Olubamiwo, the South Pacific native has recorded three wins within the space of nine months.
And heavyweight Volau admits remaining active is his approach for 2017.
“Four or five fights a year is good for me,” he said. “This will be my fourth fight (of the year) on the 17th at Newcastle racecourse. Keeping busy will get me up the ranks quicker.
“(I’m) aiming for english and British titles, we’ll see where it takes me. A Northern area title would be perfect for my second fight next year or third fight and then move on… we’ll see what happens”.
Joining ‘TK’ at December’s event is teammate and fellow unbeaten boxer Jamie Humble.
Scoring a knockout win in his professional debut in June, Humble (1-0-0 1KO) faces a step up in experience as he battles Ricky ‘Slik Rik’ Leach (2-13-1 0KO). Since his successful first outing, Humble has been sidelined by injury and is aiming for a more matured performance on his return to the ring.
“I fractured my rib, so I’ve had a bit of time off,” said Humble. “It’s about two months I’ve had off in total so in that time I was resting. But since I’ve been back to training its been pretty much straight on.
“I’ll probably try to look for cleaner shots rather than a burst of shots. I thought I was just looking for power shots (in his last fight).”
The 24 year old from Newcastle already has his sights set on silverware in the new year.
“I want to fast track my career as quick as I can,” said Humble. “Pushing onto the end of next year I should hopefully be looking for area titles.
“We’ll see how it plans out but thats where I want to be by the end of next year”.