Bognor blaster Arturs Geikins is back in the ring next month after signing up with a top promoter.
Mickey Helliet snapped up Geikins after watching him shatter the unbeaten records of both Warren Fenn and Frankie Monkhouse with spectacular knock-outs.
Helliet is Britain’s busiest boxing manager and promoter. He manages more than 70 fighters and stages regular big shows around the country.
Geikins will box on his next show at the Camden Centre on Saturday, May 11, and for the first time in his explosive career, the 25-year-old middleweight will be fighting as a house fighter.
But Geikins says he will keep the same underdog mentality into the fight.
“My style is very aggressive and I never want to rely on judges. I only ever aim to win by knock out!” he said. “I’ve always had a big punch and I go out there looking to land it.”
Geikins’ bombs-away boxing has made him a smash hit with fight fans. His up-and-down scrap with Fenn was the best small-hall scrap seen in a British ring last year and they could meet again for a belt in the coming months..
Geikins followed that upset win by blasting out another highly-touted unbeaten prospect Monkhouse and that convinced Helliet to add him to his stable of champions and contenders.
Geikins had ring experience in Latvia. He had six amateur bouts, 16 fights in the K1 ring and made his professional debut there before moving to Britain. He has settled in Bognor, where he works in a factory and trains at Riley’s Gym in the town.
“All my family live in Latvia,” he said, “but I’m very comfortable in Bognor. I’m glad I found the boxing gym. I train whenever I can.”
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