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Sunderland boxer confident ahead of title bout
SUNDERLAND boxer Lee Mould is confident of taking his career to the next level when he steps into his opponent’s backyard to take on Sheffield’s Sam Matkin for the British Masters lightweight title.
Mould has agreed to a date at Sheffield’s Octagon Centre on September 21 as he looks to build on a fine start to his professional career that has seen him win all four of his bouts since leaving the amateur ranks.
His most impressive success was also his most recent one, a first-round demolition of Ben Zacharkiw on July’s card at the Stadium of Light.
Matkin has looked every bit as effective in his six professional contests – all of which have resulted in a victory – but Mould is confident of more than holding his own despite ceding home advantage.
“We are both unbeaten fighters and it’s a step up for both of us,” said the 23-year-old. “But I am not going there to make up the numbers. I’m going there with a positive attitude and am really looking forward to this fight and progressing with my boxing career.
“Without wanting to give too much away, we have a game plan and have worked on certain things that (trainer) Mal (Gates) wants me to focus on. I’ve trained like never before and I’m fully focused on this fight. We know what we have to do to win.
“If I’m to fulfill my potential, this is the type of fight I need to be involved in, and to win my first title would mean everything to me and hopefully open the door to more title fights.”
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