31 December 2010 – Jonny Stapleton
Ian Tims plans to up his weight slightly for 2011 but significantly increase his work rate in the coming year.
The former Irish heavyweight amateur champion will permanently bulk up from a professional light heavy-weight to cruiserweight and wants to swap a 12 month period of inactivity for a an action packed year.
The former St Matthews amateur, who will be happy with the few extra Christmas pounds, suffered an enforced period of inactivity and didnt fight in 2010, but will make a long overdue return to ring in Dolphils City West show on January 30.
The tough Clondalkin slugger claims his January bout will be one of an abundance of 2011 clashes and sang from the anyone, anywhere, anytime hymn sheet when speaking to Mirror Sport this week.
Timsey also stated he remains interested in fighting Michael The Storm Sweeney and earmarked March for that eagerly anticipated bout.
This year is going to be a very big year for me. I will fight anyone and hope to get as many fights as I can over the next 12 months. I have no problem travelling. I will go any were to get a fight. Any fighters that are looking to challenge cruiserweight they just have to give me a call. I am ready and waiting.
I am fighting at cruiserweight for good now. I am looking to fight Sweeney around March. I got injured last year just before we were supposed to fight and it ruled me out for the rest of the year. That so was a big disappointment but 2011 will be a good year for me.