There won’t be much Valentine’s night romance for Alistair Warren!
The Huddersfield man will be a fighter not a lover when he faces Swindon hot shot Jamie Cox at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, writes Luqman Liaqat.
Warren, who has eight wins, four draws and eight defeats as a professional, aims to upset the odds in an eight-round super-welterweight clash with former Commonwealth champion Cox, who has 17 wins from as many fights.
“I don’t expect to match Cox with boxing skills and speed, so I will just get stuck in,” said Warren.
“You never know, if I wear him down or catch him with a good shot I might pull off a win.
“Jamie Cox is another name for me and I don’t care who he is and what he has done.
“He has got two hands and two feet like me. He also bleeds like me, so may the best man win!”
Warren, who turned pro in 2009, is always ready to give an opponent a run for his money.
The fearless 27-year-old added: “I love a good tear-up, so hopefully I will be able to drag him into a battle and not allow him to box from range, which I think he will try to do.”
Southpaw Cox, a former Commonwealth Games champion, will be fighting for the first time since 2013.
Warren’s last bout was a draw with Newcastle’s Andrew Buchanan in the North-East in November.
A strong performance in front of the BoxNation cameras at Wolverhampton will help Warren boost his fanbase.
He admitted: “I have a couple of friends who come to cheer me but it feels that almost everyone is against me because of my inconsistent record.
“My mum and dad have always been behind me, but they don’t come to my fights any more.
Whatever the result on Valentine’s night, spectators will surely love Warren’s passion for boxing!