Boxer Tyler Denny has set his sights on winning the English Middleweight title.
Thirty-year-old Denny has a colourful record as an English Middleweight, with 13 wins, two by way of knockout and two losses in seventeen bouts. He has now set his sights on defeating River Wilson Bent for the English strap in Coventry on Saturday evening.
Reminiscing on his last major bout against Derrick Osaze in June, he told BCB: “He won the Ultimate Fighter and had an undisputed record of ten wins, so to beat him was the highlight of my career.
“I’m looking forward to the atmosphere, it is a local rivalry, and I’m taking fans from the black country. I have that bit more.”
Denny, from Rowley Regis in the West Midlands, is keen to use his Southpaw stance as a traditional Southpaw boxer, claiming that aggression is essential in the fight.
“I don’t want an excuse for the judges to credit him with the decision,” he said.
“I liked Lomachenko in his recent fights; he is a silky boxer and displays pure skills, a level above many other fighters. Billy Joe Saunders is a very well-established Southpaw too.
“Another icon in the modern era is David Haye; it was inspiring to see him move up from Cruiserweight to Heavyweight.
“I would like to take my career one step at a time, I was initially interested in the European titles, but it didn’t materialise.”
Denny said his clear objective would be to focus on the British championships.
“But first things first, I’ve got to overcome River for that English strap. I’m fit and raring to go.”
Denny vs Wilson Bent takes place at the Skydome Arena, Coventry, on November 13th.