Huthwaite boxer Gordon Watson eyes up title challenge

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Titles are on the radar of Huthwaite Boxing Club’s undefeated professional boxer Gordon Watson, writes David Statham.

Gordon is hoping to pick up his third straight win when he boxes on a night of championship boxing at the Grove Leisure Centre in Newark on 7th April.

And he is eager to put in a memorable performance and secure a win that will push him higher in the national boxing rankings and propel him closer towards challenging for a belt.

In his last fight Gordon won on points after six exhausting rounds with Cambridgeshire-based tough-nut Jake Dyer at Mansfield Civic Centre.

This time the 24-year-old, who competes in the super-middleweight division, goes head-to-head with Walsall’s Bobby Wood, a former amateur star and now an experienced, battle-hardened prizefighter who will be swapping punches as a professional boxer for the 20th time.

Gordon, who trains with manager Scott Calow in Huthwaite, said: “I can’t wait to box now. I really don’t know too much about Bobby Wood. I know he’s a southpaw and he’s quite cagey.

“But I’m just looking forward to getting in there, relaxing and letting the punches go.”

He added: “I’m still learning in boxing and I need to try and change my style a little bit so I’m able to box at range instead of having a tear-up every time I get into the ring.

“But I’m definitely looking towards challenging for titles in the near future. I would love to challenge for the British Masters belt.”

Scott added: “Gordon’s got a lot of assets. He’s very determined and self-motivated. All he needs now is the experience. Once he gets that, he’ll definitely be looking at challenging for titles.”

Gordon thanked his ‘incredible’ fans for their continued support.

Tickets for the show are £30 and are available from Scott on 07876 641055.