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Breedy on course

RIA GOODMAN, [email protected]

Breedy on course

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BARBADIAN BOXER Cobia “Soldier” Breedy is getting closer to a shot at a World Boxing Council (WBC) world title.

And he made that next step when he won his 11th consecutive battle in the ring at the MGM Harbour, Maryland, last week.

After his first scheduled opponent, Esteban Aquino, pulled out at the last minute, the 26-year-old faced Mexican American fighter Christopher Martin of San Diego, California, whom he outclassed in six rounds.

“I’ve been training really hard for the fight. I did what I always do; I go to war. Though I had a change in opponent I stuck to my game plan and just executed it in the ring for six rounds. He was one of the champions before Garry Russell,” Breedy told NATIONSPORT.

“We had a bit on him. He’s a veteran, he’s slick, he’s been a pro. I went in there for six rounds and won every round by unanimous decision.

“The Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme and all the training they gave me, I carry it on in my life and it makes me very disciplined in what I do.”

Breedy is expected to return to the ring on June 16 on promoter and fighter Jerome Quigley’s card, featuring in the co-main event.

President of the Barbados Boxing Association, Richard Atwell, told NATIONSPORT that Breedy was progressing extremely well.

“I congratulated Cobia on his last victory in becoming 10-0. He is being managed very smartly. Eleven and 0 is a significant milestone for a young pro boxer. His success will boost and encourage our young boxers. They follow his journey on social media. Cobia may also box in Barbados this year if everything goes to plan.

“He also has had a big impact on his younger brother Jabali. Jabali should be going off to train with him in preparation for the [Central American And Caribbean] Games,” said Atwell.

Until his next fight, Breedy will be in the gym preparing.

 ‘Still training’

“I’m still training so I haven’t got any time off. I’m always staying ready, I’m always staying focused; I’m always on the grind,” he said.

“I want to win the WBC world title. I’m on the road to that; I’m getting closer every year, every day. So I’ve got to keep training and staying a step ahead of everybody.”

The Barbadian boxer tied the knot just last month when he married his sweetheart, Danielle, on April 7.

“Sometimes I got to go away for a couple of weeks to train and she understands that and that’s a good thing. We have an understanding. She understood before we got married; so it’s going well.”

Coach Floyd Seymour said Breedy accomplished a major feat when he defeated Martin.

“He’s coming along much better. His opponent was very tough. Gary Russell Jr, the world champion, beat this guy in a unanimous decision when he had his 25th fight and now Cobia “Soldier” Breedy defeated the same guy with only ten fights.

“We are very happy with his progress. He’s following in the footsteps of the world champion Gary Russell Jr and, hopefully, within the next year he will be in line to fight for a world title,” said Seymour. (RG)