KELVIN Young believes he’s peaked at the right time despite enduring a few blips in the lead-up to his headline fight at the Oasis tomorrow night.
The Penhill boxer shares top billing with his fellow Swindon pro Luke Watkins on the By Any Means Necessary show, where he will take on Kirill Psonko over eight rounds in what is his 20th professional outing.
The IBO intercontinental champion’s belt will not be on the line but, even so, Young is thoroughly prepared following a tough training camp despite at one stage feeling as if he was struggling.
“I really can’t wait, all the training’s done now and I hit some good form last week,” he told Link Sport.
“If I’m honest, during the whole training camp I haven’t really been in form and I’ve struggled a little bit, but I did some sparring last week and completely out boxed him so that was really pleasing because I’m peaking at the right time.
“We’ll obviously know more after the fight but, as of my last session, I’m feeling really good about things and am ready to go.
“He’s (Psonko’s) been in with some big names and knows his way around the ring, and he’ll be trying to take my head off so I have to be on the game.”
Young has enjoyed highs and endured lows during his 19 pro fights to date, with three contests standing out to the Penhill man.
“When I first turned pro I could only dream of having 20 pro fights, it’s been a long road but I’m here now and I want to make this one a good one,” he said.
“I’ve had some good fights, all my title wins have been big highlights, but the win over Sam Couzens was massive because I came back from a defeat for him and put my Southern Area title on the line. I said to myself that if I lost that fight then I would have retired.
“That one was a massive turning point but the best feeling for me was winning the IBO title and then defending it because (Francis) Tchoffo was coming at me so hard. All three of those were the highlights.”
Also fighting on the bill at the Oasis are Ryan Martin, Tariq Quaddas and Garvey Kelly, who is trained by Paddy Fitzpatrick.