Nickname The Real Deal

Midlander Dacres, 7-0 (2 KOs), is added to the already heady heavyweight mix on TNT Sports, having become English champion in March of this year by overcoming the previously undefeated Robert Ismay via a second round stoppage.

His most recent activity came in August when he outpointed Chris Thompson in Birmingham by a landslide margin. Formerly a member of Team GB, Dacres enjoyed World Series on Boxing experience in 2018, was National champion and Three Nations winner in 2017, along with winning numerous international tournaments.

The Real Deal believes he is now in the right place to push forward and make his own mark in the marquee division of the sport.

“At the minute Frank has really taken over the heavyweight division,” said the 30-year-old. “Queensberry is now where all the heavyweight action is, with the British title and world title on his platform.

“That is where I want to be, where the heavyweight action is, to win titles. I’ve got the English title, I am bringing that to the table and, obviously, I want to kick on and get further titles.

“What will hopefully be the case is another defence of the English title to start us off and then I am looking for the British title fight early next year. I want it in my next couple of fights, definitely.”

Dacres got a taste of what could be on the cards last week when he ventured over to Riyadh to take in the big Fury-Ngannou clash and was suitably impressed with what he experienced.

“Yeah it was good, it was a good experience and another level of production really than anything I have ever seen. It is where I want to be.”

Dacres quickly made his Queensberry debut in Manchester as part of the ‘Magnificent 7’ card beating unbeaten Michael Webster over 10 rounds to defend his English title.

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  • place of birthWarley, West Midlands
  • residenceWarley, West Midlands
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