LITTLE VS MENDES: UNUSUAL ROUTES TO THE TITLE
Little AKA ‘The Boleyn Boy’ has a memorable story. Coming to boxing late in life – and purely to lose weight – he never expected to have a professional boxing career. Slimming down from 24 stone to around 14, he’s already come a long way and at 33-years-old, this title fight is by far the biggest of his career so far.
In the opposite corner is a man with a similarly unusual route into boxing. Daniel ‘D Servant’ Mendes fancies himself a poet and reportedly fought his first three bouts on a Macedonian boxing licence. Interestingly, the third of those bouts also took place in Macedonia – a 2016 loss.
Mendes does have more of an amateur background behind him than Little, but in the pro ranks their records are comparable. Mendes sports 12 wins and 2 losses to Little’s 13 wins and 1 loss. However, a loss against Nick Parpa and victories over Danny Couzens and heavyweight journeyman Phil Williams mean Mendes has taken on slightly tougher opposition.
Southpaw Jab wishes all the fighters on the show the very best of luck and good health.