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Webb heeding uncle's advice

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 26, 2013

title bout...  Tobias Webb.

title bout... Tobias Webb.

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TOBIAS Webb will aim for the first title of his professional career on Saturday with a message from his uncle Enzo Maccarinelli ringing in his ears.

"He always tells me to do my best and that my best will be good enough," said Webb, who fights Cardiff's Lewis Patterson for the Welsh super-middleweight crown at Swansea's Oceana on Saturday night.

"I always listen to him because he was a great champ in his own right and has a tremendous knowledge of boxing."

Webb will start favourite for the clash, having lost only one bout since turning professional four years ago.

Throughout his career, the 24-year-old has shown he has staying power, with no fewer than 11 of his 12 paid fights going the distance.

But former kick boxing world title contender Patterson is no mug and will test Webb if he applies himself in training.

"He's a bit of a runner," said Webb.

"He moves around the ring a fair bit, so it is going to be up to me to catch up with him and score some points.

"I am confident I will do that. I know what it is like to go the distance and I have trained for ten rounds.

"This is a big opportunity for me and one I intend to take.

"Welsh titles come with prestige. They have been won by some great boxers over the years and are worth winning in their own right.

"I have ambitions to go further so in that respect this is a stepping stone, a bridge to where I want to go as a professional.

"But it should be a great night and I'm looking forward to it.

"I am going to give Lewis every respect, the same as I have respected everyone else I have fought during my career."

Chris Jenkins fights Plymouth's Dave O'Connor on the same bill, while Greg Pickin squares up to Ben Zacharkiw, with Leon Findlay also featuring, as well as mixed martial arts convert Joe Duffy.

MARK ORDERS

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