I Won't Take a Hamer-Ing

By Grahame, Ewing | Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), October 23, 1997 | Go to article overview

I Won't Take a Hamer-Ing


Grahame, Ewing, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)


Scotland's biggest ticket seller, Tranent super- middleweight Willie Quinn, is back in action on Monday night.

He takes on Margate's Sven Hamer at Musselburgh's Brunton Hall in a show which is already sold out - but he's already thinking beyond that.

Hamer proved to be a dangerous opponent when he stopped Edinburgh's John Wilson at the Kelvin Hall in June.

Wilson had his contract ripped up afterwards by manager Alex Morrison, who accused his man of cowardice.

Now Quinn has also entered into a war of words with Wilson as he prepares for Monday's bout.

He said: "I've watched the Wilson-Hamer fight on tape a few times and I still don't know what happened to John.

"His bottle went that night. He was supposed to be fighting Mark Prince and God knows what Prince would have done to him. He should just forget about boxing.

"He's been saying that I'm not good enough or strong enough to take him on but I knocked him out in sparring.

"He wants me to lose to Hamer because Hamer beat him. However, that's not going to happen.

"If John Wilson wants to fight me then I'll meet him any time, anywhere."

Willie's sights are set higher than that, though, as he eyes the possibility of becoming the next Brit to fight for a world title at the weight.

He said: "We seem to be holding most of the titles and it's a very strong division.

"I fancy I can beat Dean Francis to become British champion and it's wide open after that.

"Robin Reid has the WBC belt and no-one gave Joe Calzaghe a chance of winning the WBO title, but he did.

"I reckon I can cause a serious upset next year if I get the chance. …

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