Saif 'Ceff' Cheema Signs for Longshots Sports
Haringey Box Cup Gold medallist Saif ‘Ceff’ Cheema has signed a deal with Longshots Sports. The Dewsbury fighter has been on Jason McClory’s radar for a while now, since he watched Cheema fight, and beat, one of his own;
“He [Jason] saw me fight Lyon Woodstock and it was a great fight.” said Cheema.
He continued: “Lyon was one of the toughest fights I have had. He was on a ten fight knockout streak when I boxed him so I knew I was in a proper fight and thank god I came out of that ring with my hand raised.
“Me and Lyon really get on and I have been following his journey so I’ve seen the good job Jason has done with Lyon so far and I thought wow, this is the guy I want to sign with. Then out of the blue we got a phone call and it was Jason wanting to sign me.
I cant thank Jason enough for signing me and I’ll now be able to showcase my talent and prove to everyone what I am made of.”
Saif joins the professional ranks coming off a very impressive and successful amateur career, including that victory against the dangerous Lyon Woodstock;
“I had 40 amateur fights and won 34. I fought at the top level, fighting at the Haringey box cup and winning gold. I’m am England semi finalist twice and I’ve gained a lot of experience which I’m going to take into the professional game and hopefully progress quicker.”
Longshots Sports new signing will be hoping to be able to make his debut in November and in the meantime will continue to work hard in the gym;
“I want to become a world champion. It’s my dream and I know I can do it. My team think I can do it and now we have got to everyone and that’s what I’m going to do. I could be out in November time and I’ll be ready for that time.
“I’m going to make sure I’m stronger, faster and fitter than ever. I’ve got great sparring in Darren Tetley, Lyon Woodstock and Hamed Ghaz and I know that once I’m in that ring, nobody is going to touch me.”