Berridge out to settle the score against Foley

22:27, Feb 18 2014

Kiwi light heavyweight boxer Robbie Berridge has had enough of Australian Kerry Foley's antics and is eager to settle the score when the two meet in Sydney tonight.

In 2011 the two fought out a controversial draw which the Australian contingent thought Foley had won and the Kiwi boxing fraternity were adamant Berridge had done enough.

Three years on and plenty of word slinging later they will step into the ring for a long overdue rematch. At yesterday's weigh-in in Sydney Foley again had Berridge seeing red.

"Mate he's a nob, he's a absolute nob. He was pulling the fingers and stuff at the camera today," Berridge said last night.

For Berridge a win is paramount as he chases his dream of fighting for a world title. The 29-year-old has an encouraging 22 win, 1 draw, 1 loss professional record and to move on to bigger and better fights he needs to wipe that previous draw and replace it with a win over Foley.

Berridge is confident that he is a better boxer than last time they met but he wasn't hiding from the enormity of the occasion.


The Southland Times