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Pearce plan ruins Razak's century night
1:30pm Friday 29th June 2012 in Sport
STEVEN Pearce believes his plan worked perfectly as he ruined Sid Razak’s century night.
The unbeaten Stourbridge light-welterweight picked up the fourth win of his professional career with victory over Razak at Wolverhampton Civic Hall last Friday — in what was the popular Birmingham journeyman’s 100th fight.
Pearce took all four rounds of the contest and believes his speed and movement just proved too much for the veteran.
He said: “I took control of it straight away.
“I knew it was Sid’s 100th fight and he got a huge ovation from the crowd, so I needed to be on it from the start.
“The plan was to use speed and movement and we’d worked on it in the gym.
“The plan worked perfectly.
“He couldn’t deal with it and barely landed a punch on me all fight.
“I’ve watched the DVD back and even though I didn’t stop him, I think it’s the best performance of my career so far.”
Pearce will now break for the summer and next expects to fight in September or October.
But while relaxation does form part of his plans, he doesn’t plan to spend too long away from the gym and is eager to move his career forward as quickly as possible.
He said: “My coach (Sean Cooper) gave me the week off after last Friday but I was back in the gym after a couple of days.
“I’ll still be in the gym three or four-times-a-week. It’s like a second home to me.
“The plan now is to have a couple of six rounders before Christmas and I’ll be looking to go for a title after that.
“I want to get my career moving.
“People said a lot of nice things about me after last Friday and I’m eager to keep progressing.”
Friday was also a good night for Pearce’s new training partners at the Brierley Hill-based Coops Camp gym, Ricky Summers and Andrew Robinson.
Light-heavyweight Summers proved too much for Scunthorpe’s Jody Meikle to win a unanimous verdict, while middleweight Robinson comfortably outpointed Walsall veteran Bobby Wood 59-55.