PETER Cope is raring to go ahead of his third professional fight at Houghton-le-Spring on Sunday, September 18.
The Gus Robinson super-bantamweight, who is trained by his dad, also called Peter, has already had two impressive points victories against Ryan McNicol and Pavel Senkovs.
Now the 20-year-old is looking to make it a hat-trick a week on Sunday at the Rainton Meadows Arena.
The Hartlepool youngster has been training hard in the build-up and his dad reports that “he has been in fantastic form lately”.
Cope senior said: “We are trying to hold him back sometimes because he always wants to be out running or in the gym.
“When he is in full flow it is great to watch and he is really putting the work in.”
Cope junior has also had some experience of sparring against bigger names, such as Middlesbrough’s former Commonwealth featherweight champion Paul Truscott.
“This has been fantastic for Peter, who is really enjoying going in against Paul,” Peter senior added.
“It is a big test but, to be fair, Peter is really holding his own and improving all the time.
“A time will come when he has to fight bigger and stronger men so this is great experience.
“And we are very grateful to Paul for helping us and helping Peter.”
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