As light as a feather, Josh Holmes is getting a homecoming on Friday, September 3rd when the Fightzone cameras drive to Colne City Hall – a place that always guarantees a great atmosphere.
Holmes has previously shone twice in Fightzone, building his record to 7-0 (1). The 26-year-old will take on Berkshire’s Jonny ‘The Matador’ Phillips in six rounds, which should be a useful benchmark at his level.
Phillips, who won five out of eleven, was never stopped and top prospect gave Hopey Pricey a competitive six round workout just two fights ago.
Holmes from nearby Earby was a successful amateur, winning 24 of 29 fights and is now trained by Robert Rimmer. After signing with Fight Academy earlier this year, Josh plans to start collecting titles in the next 12 months but will step into the ring with a tip-off from veteran manager Kevin Maree.
“Jonny Phillips is a dangerous fighter and it will be a good test for Josh,” said Maree. “I know Jonny is coming to win, he’s trying to turn his record, and they really wanted this fight. So you come with real confidence and he has been with some top operators. I believe Josh can reach a higher level, but it’s an uphill battle.
“I expect him to give me a good fight,” analyzed Josh. “I’ve seen him a bit, he’s coming to try it out properly and that’s what we’re looking for, a step up. He’s a good opponent, but I want to do the work on him.
“He comes for the win and has some good wins on his record. He’s going to fire, which is good for me because he ends up running towards something big. It’s really good to fight locally, I’ll have all my support there and a good audience will come to watch me. You will see the crowd jump and it will be my best fight yet. There will be a couple of shots at me and I can’t wait! “