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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Benjamin gets English Eliminator

Eastside’s hard hitting Kaisee Benjamin has been given an opportunity to fight in a 10 round eliminator for the English title in the Welterweight division. Benjamin (24) is the current Midlands area Welterweight champ after stopping Alex Fearon in Derby in November 2018. Benjamin with a record of 9 wins 1 draw and one defeat has kept busy defending his title twice getting a draw against Danny Ball and winning on points against Levi Ferguson. Benjamin will be taking on the unbeaten Shaquille Day at the Brentwood Centre in Essex's on 7th March, known as the ‘Black Mexican’ the 25 year old is 13 without defeat stopping 2 of his opponents. Day has just secured the southern area Welterweight title beating Louis Adolphe on points which makes this area champ v area champ.

I caught up with Kaisee and asked him a few questions about his title eliminator, my first question for Benjamin was, How did you feel when you were told the news? Kaisee told me “I was excited, the better my opponent the more hungry I become". I then ask him what he knew about his opponent? The hard hitter told me “Not much, but I know he is undefeated which makes the victory all that sweeter”. My next question was, do you think travelling down to Essex will play a factor in the fight? Kaisee said “No, because at the end of the day the best man will win on the night and I’m more than confident in my abilities”. My final question for the Midlands champ was, how do you think the fight will go? He said with confidence “I can’t see it going the distance because at some point I will hurt him and I’ll be going in for the kill”

Dexter’s Thoughts

All I can say is it’s about time, I have follow Benjamin’s career as a pro from the very start giving him his first interview over 3 years ago and have tipped him for big things form early on. He has got a great style of fighting with slick movement and some very heavy hands, In my opinion he will follow in his stables mates Shakan Pitters foot steps and become the English champion. Day on paper has a good unbeaten record and has won the southern area title and has managed to stop two of his 13 opponent’s, but has he met anyone of the calibre of Benjamin? On March 7th we will see but all I can see is Benjamin moving on to fight for the English title. 

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