Stroud boxer Max Mudway is on the brink of an English title fight.
His fighting goal is to put Stroud on the boxing map for the first time since Leigh Alliss made his mark on the fight scene more than a decade ago.
The Stroud-born super welterweight is now just one win from putting himself in the frame to fight for the English title.
Before this, Mudway needs to negate his way past Newcastle puncher Basi Rasaq next month on Tommy Owens’ June 10 show at Planet Ice, Solihull, dubbed “Summer Brawls II”.
With the fight against Rasaq pulled last October, Mudway is itching to get back to doing what he does best, he said: “I’m buzzing to be back under the lights – doing what I love, and taking one more step towards putting my town on the map makes that oh so sweeter.”
Frustration has come in spades for the Stroud fighter as he finally steps through the ropes for the biggest fight of his professional career: “This fight was meant to happen last November, but Basi had to pull out due to injury. Then it was rescheduled for the new year, but I had fractured my ankle unknowingly during the previous fight camp and therefore had to pull out of this one, but I’m really glad to be finally getting the fight on.”
Mudway is expecting his opponent to be at the top of his game, but with the Stroud pugilist boasting an undefeated seven-fight record, including one knockout, confidence in the camp is high: “I’m expecting him to bring his best performance in the hope to upset my rhythm and make me look silly in front of my fans,” revealed Mudway. “But, all I can say is that I hope he brings the best version of himself on the night, because I want to truly showcase what I’m all about and that there are levels to this sport.”
Mudway feels in rude health going into this bout: “Preparation is going great and I just want to thank every member of my team for all their efforts so far in making me the fighter I am today.
“My thanks go to Jon Pitman, Mikey Biggs, Scott Gibbins, Ramsay Sawi and my manager Jon Pegg for believing in my progress. This will be the beginning of the rest of my career.”
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