Carmarthen boxer Angelo Dragone has it all figured out as he gets ready to start his professional career in the ring.
The 28-year-old milkman has secured sponsorship from Carmarthen-based chartered accountants and business consultants Clay Shaw Butler.
“It’s a big boost for me as I look forward to starting my professional boxing career,” said Angelo, who works for the family business, Nigel’s Dairy.
“David Butler and Mark Jones are big fans of sport and great supporters of local sport and I am very grateful to Clay Shaw Butler for their backing.”
Mark Jones, director at Clay Shaw Butler in Lammas Street, said: “It was great to meet with Angelo at our offices the other day.
“We always try to do our best to support and promote local sporting talent and we are delighted to be one of Angelo’s sponsors.”
Angelo has had 26 amateur fights and two semi-professional bouts.
His last semi-pro bout was an IBA-organised British title fight at the world famous boxing mecca in York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.
“I only lost by a point and that experience was probably the tipping point in my deciding to go fully professional. I thought it was the next logical move for me as a boxer.
“In April, I signed with Swansea-based manager and trainer Richie Garner, who has a fantastic crop of young fighters in his stable.
“My professional debut is August 11 at the Llandarcy Sports Centre, just off the M4 motorway. I will be fighting against a guy from Liverpool, Paul Peers, over four three-minute rounds.”
Lightweight Angelo weighs in at 10 stone and is excited at the prospect of getting into the ring.
“It can’t come too soon for me now. I have been training well and ready for what is a hugely exciting step forward in my career.
“The card at Llandarcy is stacked full of Welsh prospects so it promises to be a great evening’s entertainment.
“I’m fit and raring to go. The great thing about my job as a milkman is that I am up and busy from early in the morning. It also frees up my afternoon for training.
“My regular ring training is with Richie Garner in Swansea. His team has been a great help and I can’t wait now for August 11 to come around.”
Angelo is also grateful to his other sponsors, who include Nigel’s Dairy; D12 fitness gym; CFK kick boxing gym; Celtic Massage; A Poulton, plasterer, Llandeilo; Newcastle Emlyn Premier Stores; the Bridge Inn in Llangennech; Cy Gwyllt Supplements and Toppers in Llanelli.
If you are interested in tickets for Angelo’s professional debut, then give him a ring on 07462 773137.
Tickets are £35 Standard, £60 ringside or £75 VIP ringside. The VIP ticket includes an opportunity to hear guest speaker Enzo Maccarinelli. The Swansea hero is a Welsh former professional boxer who held the WBO cruiserweight title from 2006 to 2008 and the European and British cruiserweight titles between 2010 and 2012.
Angelo Dragone with Clay Shaw Butler director Mark Jones.
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