11:21am Friday 17th February 2012
When he is not cleaning windows, Ricky Boylan is preparing for his next fight, writes Matthew Bozeat.
The 23-year-old window cleaner from Carshalton will box on the undercard of the vacant WBO intercontinental super-featherweight title fight between Stephen Smith and Ben Jones at the Troxy in Limehouse, London, on March 2.
Boylan, joined on the undercard by fellow Carshalton boxer Lee Owen, is out to make it four wins from four fights and hopes to take plenty of support with him.
“My customers ask me when I’m boxing and a few buy tickets from me, so I must be doing a good job,” said Boylan, who works for his trainer Alan Smith.
“The atmosphere was electric at my last fight.
“I didn’t expect to have that sort of support and it gave me such a lift.”
Boylan picked himself up from a first-round knockdown against Radislav Mitev in November to score a fourth-round stoppage and believes he learned from that experience.
“I didn’t know anything about my opponent and he caught me cold,” he added.
"I now know I can’t underestimate anyone and that I have to start quicker.
“This is a big year for me and if I can get five or six wins, I will be looking for titles before long.”
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