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‘The Caretaker’ targets Southern Area crown

26 October, 2017 — By Steve Barnett

Robbie Chapman

BUDDING boxer Robbie “The Camden Caretaker” Chapman will be looking to edge a step closer to his dream of becoming a national champion tomorrow night (Friday) when he fights for the amateur Southern Area title.

The 23-year-old middle-weight, who works as a caretaker at Regent High School in Somers Town, says he’s feeling “very confident” ahead of the showdown against Obi Egbunike at Harrow Club.

“I have been training extremely hard for this one,” said Robbie, who lives in Chalk Farm.

“I have been eating healthy and with the help of my trainer Xavier Miller, of IQ Boxing, I’m feeling very confident.

“Xavier has improved me so much over the last eight months technically, and I’m really starting to see that hard work pay off in my last few fights. It’s all going well.”

Robbie added that he’s looking to “excite the fans” when he enters the professional ranks next year.

“My big aim is to win the English title, but I don’t want to stop there,” he said.

“I want to fight in front of big crowds of people and I want to be involved in exciting fights so I can excite all those fans that come and watch.

“But I’m not there yet. First comes Friday night, which will be a tough fight.

“And then I will probably look to have another two fights before Christmas.”

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