Watson’s ring return

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BRAD WATSON returns to the ring happier and heavier tomorrow for his first bout in over a year.

Guernsey boxer Brad Watson won the English super-flyweight title by beating Loua Nassa in Sheffield in his last pro bout. He returns to the ring for the first time in 13 months tomorrow in London, this time at bantamweight. (24133771)

Having been inactive since last February’s superb English super-flyweight title triumph, the 28-year-old Guernseyman recently provided a potent reminder that his professional career is far from over by signing with esteemed manager Steve Goodwin.

The ‘Glamour Boy’ has now stepped up to bantamweight and will shake off the cobwebs with a clash against Bulgaria’s Georgi Georgiev at the Crunch Time show at York Hall, London.

Georgiev competes under the moniker of ‘Joro the Hook’ and has a wealth of experience, with current world flyweight champion Charlie Edwards one of his 20 past opponents, but Watson holds a far cleaner record.

Watson’s count of 11 wins from 13 gives him extra confidence against a man who currently sits at seven wins, 12 losses and a draw.

‘I’m feeling good – ready to go, fit and strong,’ said the Sarnian as he eases off training ahead of the fight.

‘He [Georgiev] has gone with the likes of Charlie, who’s a world champion now, but hopefully I’ll get him out of there within six rounds really.’

The Crunch Time show features an English super lightweight title bout between Sam O’Maison and Kay Prospere as the showpiece, although the stakes are lower for Watson.

Watson is simply pleased to be back in action as he embarks upon a packed 2019 programme, in which the next bout is scheduled for 20 April in Tottenham.

‘I’ll be pushing on for another major title in September,’ added the Guernseyman.


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