To the mat: Sentwali Woolridge takes Marc Hare down in a fight in March at the Berkeley Institute. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
To the mat: Sentwali Woolridge takes Marc Hare down in a fight in March at the Berkeley Institute. *Photo by Kageaki Smith

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10: Sentwali Woolridge is “confident” that he will emerge from Saturday’s fight against Daniel Kechego of Canada the winner.

The pair are part of the undercard of the All or Nothing title bout between WBA champion Teresa Perozzi and Tori Nelson who will also be fighting for the vacant WBC belt.

“My training in China has helped me tremendously both skills-wise and with certain techniques that helped to tweak my fighting game.

“Training in China has helped me realise how far I’ve come in six years.”

He said none of that would have been possible without the help of Bermuda San Shou founder Garon Wilkinson.

The five round bout against Kechego will be the longest of his career.

“The most I fought before was three three-minute rounds, but in training, the most I’ve done is 16 rounds so hopefully I can do the five rounds and still not be tired at the end.”

And unlike Perozzi who would rather not see Tori Nelson in action, Woolridge has studied footage of Kechego in action.

“I can say he’s a good fighter. There’s no doubt he’s a good fighter but I’m not too worried about him.”

Woolridge said he knows there are certain moves he has to be aware of “but I am confident of winning the fight.”

He won both of his international fights this year and he’s hoping to make it 3-0 on Saturday.