Capital fan-fare as fired-up Foot descends on London

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GLENN Foot will be roared on by a small army of fans when he attempts to conquer London at the end of this month.

The unbeaten Sunderland fighter will clash with English champion Ahmet Patterson in the battle of the undefeated welterweights at the 02 Arena on Saturday, February 28.

Victory for Foot will not only clinch the prestigious belt but also set up a challenge for Frankie Gavin’s British and Commonwealth belts.

Foot will have 300 supporters in the capital for the 10-round confrontation, which forms part of the Tyson Fury undercard.

Manager Phil Jeffries said: “I was talking to the Frank Warren lot the other day and they said they are expecting the show to be a sell-out.

“It will be great for Glenn to be on a big show like this. He has sold 300 tickets already and it’s fantastic to have such support there.”

Such backing will be good for the 27-year-old, who is up against a boxer who is from just around the corner from the 02, in East Dulwich.

But Jeffries insists fighting in Patterson’s backyard is no concern for Foot. “Glenn is a proper, old-fashioned fighting man,” said Jeffries.

“He will fight anyone, anywhere – names and venues are no problem for him.

“Glenn would put his purse on himself when he fights.

“I’m always excited by Glenn, but really excited by this fight. Styles make fights and I think that is the case with this one – it will be brilliant.

“Patterson is good, but he’ll have to be. He’ll have to stop Glenn to beat him.

“Glenn’s just going to be in his face.”

It could prove one of the bouts of the night at the show, which will be screened on satellite channel BoxNation.

World title-chasing Fury is the star attraction on the show. The undefeated Manchester heavyweight defends his European title against big-hitting Christian Hammer.

It is a critical and night for Fury, given he is putting at risk a challenge for Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO world title in the summer. Also on the bill is another top match, with Chris Eubank Jnr fighting for WBA Interim world middleweight belt against defending champ Dmitry Chudinov.