Paul Archer, Aims For Victory

Fri, 10/11/2000 - 00:00

East Durham College student Paul Archer will be stepping back into the ring on April 9.

Paul, who went professional last year, will face Bob Urry from Hull after a five month wait since his first pro fight.

Archer goes back to The Rainton Meadows Arena, in Houghton, with good memories after defeating Kristian Laight there back in December.

Frank Maloney will promote the Sky Sports fight and Paul will again be looking to impress his employer.

Trained by England coach Dave Binns at Peterlee’s East Durham College, the Easington Colliery boxer will be more than prepared for the outing.

He said: “There is a long time to go, but I am already preparing for it.

“Dave is one of the best coaches around and knows exactly how to get me ready for it.

“Now it’s just a case of some strength training in the gym and I can’t wait for the fight.”

Last time out Archer won comfortably on points (40-36) against journeyman Laight, who now has more than 100 bouts to his name.

This time there are only three professional bouts opponents and Paul knows what is required.

He said: “This time is completely different to the Kristian Laight fight.

“I will be going in with a different game plan completely, but I know I have to work him hard.

“There’s loads of fitness work ahead because I want to wear him down, beat him on work-rate, get in and get out.

“I won’t let him have any space. He’s a tall lad so I will have to stick on him and make sure he knows I’m there to win.”

Paul is studying on the Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise Development at the College and was recently awarded a sports bursary by the University of Sunderland who the College works in partnership with to deliver the foundation degree.