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Varmall back in action in North Carolina

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Catskill’s Alvin Varmall returns to his corner after knocking out an opponent.
July 20, 2017 - 05:44 pm

Cruiserweight contender Alvin Varmall Jr. barely broke a sweat in his last fight. If things go as planned when he returns to the ring on Saturday night, it’ll be another quick night for the Catskill boxer.

Varmall (11-0-1, 9 KOs) will fight 24-year old Eric George (4-15) of Niagara Falls in a scheduled six-round fight at Uptown Live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Varmall, 25, needed just two minutes to dispose of his last opponent, Texan Juan Reyna, on June 2 in Philadelphia, Pa. It was his first fight in nearly a year and he hopes to remain busy from here on out.

“Yes, my last layoff was long enough for me,” Varmall said. “I plan on being very active moving forward.”

Despite the quick turnaround, Varmall feels more than ready to tangle with George.

“Training in preparation for this fight has been great,” Varmall said. “I’m feeling confident, sharp and ready to go.”

George has lost his last five fights, with his last victory coming in October 2015 when he won a unanimous decision over Leo Pla, the same Leo Pla that Varmall dominated and knocked out in two rounds in April 2016.

George doesn’t have a lot of power as evidenced by the fact he has not knocked an opponent out in his four victories. He was last in action on June 24 when he lost a six-round unanimous decision to undefeated Angel Concepcion in East Orange, New Jersey.

Varmall admits to not being all that familiar with George and his fighting style.

“My opponent is a southpaw fighting out of Niagara Falls,” Varmall said. “I don’t know much about the guy, but if he’s not careful he will be ‘falling’ to sleep. That I do know. All I’m hoping is to avoid any injuries. This guy comes off aggressive and wild, but no worries on my end. I have a tranquilizer for him.”

Varmall will remain busy after Saturday’s bout and already has his next fight penciled in for Aug. 19 against a yet-to-be-determined opponent at the Claridge Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Even with another fight already booked, Varmall insists he is not looking past George, despite his less than impressive record.

“Having another fight already lined up does not put any pressure on me at all,” Varmall said. “I’m a professional and I love my job. Those championship belts won’t win themselves, so feed me the food and watch me grow.”

Varmall keeps busy in between fights with a rigorous training schedule, but also likes to keep an eye on the rest of the light heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions to size up the future competition.

“I’m not only a fighter I’m also a fan of the sport,” Varmall said. “Every now and then I like to scope the scene out to see who’s out there, but again, no worries on my end. I feel that God has me in his favor and my rise to kingdom is inevitable.”