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Hefford looking forward to new Quest

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 November 2015

Hornchurch's John Hefford (right) and scheduled opponent Jamie Andrews (pic: Samantha Wordie)

Hornchurch's John Hefford (right) and scheduled opponent Jamie Andrews (pic: Samantha Wordie)

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Hornchurch middleweight chasing more glory in the ring

Hornchurch’s John Hefford says he is 100 per cent confident he can emerge as the new Quest Knockout Tournament champion later this month, as he prepares for the toughest night of his boxing career.

Hefford lines up alongside seven of the other top middleweights in the Queensbury Boxing League on Saturday November 28 in the exciting new tournament and will have to record three wins in one night if he is to return home as the champion.

Wild card Jamie Andrews, from Sidcup in Kent, will be Hefford’s quarter-final opponent and the former novice title challenger is no stranger after the pair shared several rounds of sparring earlier this year.

And Hefford believes, even though Andrews will be the underdog, he has nothing to lose which make him very dangerous.

“I think I got the best opening draw of the competition, but that does not mean I’m looking past Andrews as it’s still going to be a hard fight, said Hefford.

“He wanted to be in this competition, which tells me he’s confident, and when you have nothing to lose that makes you a more dangerous opponent. There’s no way I can look past him and think I’ll be guaranteed a place in the semi-finals.

“Whoever I face in this competition is going to be a hard fight, and the winner of this tournament will know that they’ve been in some tough fights, but even though I’m not the favourite I think it’s wide open and I know if I turn up on the night I can win this.”


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