McNess aims to make his mark
PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 June 2015
Collier Row boxer set for pro debut
Collier Row’s Sam McNess will follow in his father’s footsteps when he makes his professional debut tonight (Friday).
McNess appears on the Andy Ayling promotion at York Hall, after a multi-titled amateur career for Repton and Great Britain, after dad Steve moved from the Bethnal Green club into the paid ranks in the 1990s.
The 23-year-old McNess, an avid West Ham fan, is trained by the father-and-son duo of Jimmy and Mark Tibbs and debuts against Hull’s Paul O’Brien.
He said: “I had a fantastic time in the amateurs and will keep the memories, but I’ve always wanted to turn prio.
“I’ve been training for six months with Mark and Jimmy Tibbs, who are probably the most knowledgeable team in British boxing. My dad is also there for me and he knows the business very well.
“I can box and fight, throwing plenty of combinations to head and body with nice tight hooks and uppercuts. My fans are looking forwardto seeing me fight and I’m sure the London crowds will get bigger as I deliver exciting performances.”
Cruiserweight Tony Conquest is also set to feature as he looks to get back on the title trail.