Joe Ham: My experience will play a big part!

Joe Ham believes his experience over the longer rounds will make all the difference when he faces Jack Bateson on this evening’s action-packed #MTKFightNight.

Former Scottish champion Ham (16-2, 6 KOs) faces undefeated Bateson (12-0, 3 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium this evening, live on IFL TV.

Ham has been involved in title bouts throughout his career, and he feels that could be a key factor when he goes up against his Leeds opponent.

Ham said: “It’s been a difficult year being out of the ring, but I’m looking forward to getting back in there. My camp has been brilliant and I’ve had some great sparring throughout, so I’m in brilliant shape.

“I was sparring with Lee McGregor and you can’t get any better than that. It’s been top notch and I really appreciate him coming and helping me so soon after his fight.

“I know Jack very well from the amateurs and I’m expecting a good competitive fight. I’ve studied him closely over the past few weeks and I’m very confident going into this bout.

“I feel my experience over the longer rounds will play a big part in the fight, and once I win this I’m looking to fight for the British title.”

Elsewhere on tonight’s card, Danny Dignum defends his WBO European middleweight title against Andrey Sirotkin, Dan Azeez puts his English light-heavyweight belt on the line against Ricky Summers, Lewie Edmondson takes on Luke Blackledge, Paul Ryan makes his professional debut against Kyle Hughes, Paul McCullagh meets Anthony Woolery, and Carl Fail goes up against Kristaps Zulgis.

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