Millwall fan Chris Bourke praises support after extending winning professional record

Sports Desk (19 September, 2019) Sport Boxing

Former Team GB fighter was out early on the Frank Warren show

32194Chris Bourke trains out of the Peacock Gym in Canning Town

Streatham’s Chris Bourke shrugged off the nerves to extend his perfect professional record with a points’ win over Jose Hernandez at York Hall in Bethnal Green last weekend. 

Millwall fan Bourke, 24, moved to 5-0 after handing the 30-year-old Nicaraguan a 26th consecutive defeat.

South London super-bantamweight Bourke, a former Team GB fighter, was first on at 4pm on the Sunny Edwards-headlined show.

“I was a bit worried when they said I was opening because I thought it would be empty when I came out,” Bourke told ringnews24.com.

“I can’t thank my family, friends and supporters enough for getting in there early, it was easily the best atmosphere I have boxed in.

“It might have been the first fight but it was one of the loudest all night, I really can’t thank everyone enough.

“In the end I loved being on first because I did the business, had a great atmosphere and then was able to sit and enjoy the rest of the show.

The Streatham boxer at The Den

“I thought I boxed really well. I threw combinations to the head and body that were landing and I was catching him all night long with my jab.

“I was wary of the right hand, I was told before that he would just look to throw that so I knew I had to stick to my boxing.

“There’s always stuff I want to work on. I got comfortable in there and let my guard down sometimes, but I didn’t lose a minute of a round so I’m really happy with it all.”

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