Cello Renda is ready and counting the days for the biggest fight of his career when he challenges Bristol’s Danny Butler for the English middleweight championship at the Peterborough Arena this Saturday night.

Renda was in a confident mood at a pre-fight press conference attended by our Man About Town Pep Cipriano. He told Pep – “Saturday can’t come quick enough. I’m excited and I’m going to bring the English middleweight championship to my home town of Peterborough. I’ve left no stone unturned for this fight and my training has been especially geared up to exploit my opponents’ weaknesses.”


A crowd of more than 1,200 is expected to see Renda in action against current champion Butler, who’s notched up 21 wins in 26 fights – losing only five. The winner on Saturday could get a crack at the British title but Renda isn’t thinking that far ahead just yet.

“I know what winning on Saturday could mean but I’ve been concentrating on the fight and can’t think too much past Saturday. My trainer has been as fired up as I am and he made sure my sparring partners had all the attributes of Butler’s fighting style. This contest means everything to me and the home support will go a long way to ensure I win this fight and become English champion.”

Renda’s challenge is top of the bill and fight fans will have plenty of top action to soak up beforehand. Michael Maguire continues with his return to the ring after a 16-month break when he takes on an opponent from Italy. Maguire goes into his ninth professional contest on the back of an impressive demolition of Elemir Rafael at the Arena in May.

Regarded by David Haye trainer – Adam Booth – as a fighter with ‘the ferocity and boxing brain of Roberto Duran,’ Maguire promises another winning display. He said – “I’m looking forward to doing what I do best. I’ve trained hard and all there is to say is that I’ll let my boxing do the talking on Saturday night.”


Eye boxer Sam Barron will also be on the Arena bill as he looks to make it three wins in three following last month’s dismantling of Mitch Mitchell. Super middleweight Barron – trained by his dad, former professional Gary Barron – started his career in the paid ranks with a third round knockout of Louis Byrne and is dangerous opposition for any opponent.

Also on the show are unbeaten boxers Jake Dyer (Whittlesey), Jordan Gill (Chatteris), Eli Frankham (Walpole St Andrew and Terry Holmes (Stevenage).

For tickets, call Robert Waterman on: 07990 585489.