Featherweight Zak Miller from Ashton under Lyne is a welcome addition to the Fight Academy stable.

Unbeaten at 3-0, with one KO, it’s early days for the 24-year-old, who is guided by hugely experienced fight-figure, Kevin Maree. The Northwest-based manager and promoter has been involved in boxing for years, initially as an amateur fighter himself, before training the likes of Carl Frampton and Michael Gomez. Kevin has seen hundreds of fighters over the years, and says that Miller has what it takes to reach the top.

Last time out in December, in Sheffield on the UK’s first ever drive-in boxing show, the featherweight put in a hugely impressive performance in front of the Eurosport TV cameras when he scored a first round TKO over the tough and usually durable journeyman, Michael Horabin.

Ahead of his soon-to-be-announced Fight Academy debut, Maree says fans and TV viewers can expect more of the same.

“Zak stole the show at the drive-in event in December. He absolutely blitzed his opponent in the first round, and Dennis [Hobson] came up to me afterwards and said ‘wow’!

“He’s still in the early stages of his career, but he’s been training alongside former world champion, Terry Flanagan, and is trained by Steve Maylett. He’s got a similar style to Terry, he’s a beautiful boxer but also has incredibly fast hands.

“He’s very exciting and is a really popular kid, he sells loads of tickets and has a big fan base. I’m expecting him to go all the way.”

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