Washington, DC (June 11, 2012) – American heavyweight hopeful Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm hates being reminded that his next bout, a Friday Night Fights showdown against cement-fisted Russian Magomed Abdusalamov, takes place July 6.
This isn’t because he’s worried about challenging the undefeated Russian southpaw, it’s due to the fact that he still has to wait more than three weeks until the opening bell.
“Anticipation kills me,” said Byarm, a likable second-generation pugilist. “To be honest, I wish the fight was even sooner!”
To prepare for his highly touted foe, Byarm runs five miles each day and trains at two DC-area gyms with heavyweight contenders Tony Thompson and Malik Scott. Additionally, Byarm, 13-1-1 (9 KO’s), is confident that he’ll perform better than he did in his last bout, a close decision loss to Bryant Jennings.
Under the watchful eye of manager Mike Harris and legendary trainer Adrian Davis, Byarm’s sticking to the basics as he maps out his plan to defeat Abdusalamov.
“He’s a strong puncher but doesn’t like to use his jab,” noted Byarm. “We’ve been working on avoiding his left hand because that’s his biggest weapon. Come July 6, I’m going to put on a good show. This is going to be a great night of boxing and the fans will be treated to an exciting match up between two aggressive heavyweights. I’ve never been so ready for a fight; I wish it was today!”
The 10-round southpaw showdown between Byarm and Abdusalamov is promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions and Sampson Boxing.
Fans can interact with Byarm by visiting Facebook.com/maurice.byarm and for more information on his July 6 bout, go to Gcpboxing.com or Hardrockhotel.com.