Lewis Pettitt promises to bring the title home
South London boxer Lewis Pettitt (11-1-0) promises to bring back the title at Medway Park on 20th September when he faces opponent Jamie Speight (11-5-0) for the vacant BBBofC Southern Area super bantamweight title.
The 23 year old from Crayford has been preparing for the fight by sparring with prospects Iain Bailey, Liam Shinkwin and Adam Dingsdale.
“Winning will put me back where I’m supposed to be. Last year put me back a year and it has been a long road back, I feel like I’m in the best shape now and losing was the kick up the backside I needed to get the best out of myself,” said Pettitt.
Pettitt looks to be in excellent condition as he vows to become area champion this time around. This will be the second attempt at becoming an area champion after falling to Ian Bailey at the York Hall last year in a bid to claim the vacant BBBofC Southern Area featherweight title, losing on a technical knockout in the ninth round and receiving his first loss in the professional game.
“I thought I only had to turn up to win last time, didn’t prepare correctly and let myself down. This time, I’ve dieted correctly and given 120% in training for the last eight weeks,” said Pettitt.
24 year old opponent Speight from Kingsteignton, Devon will be entering into his sixth title fight in a row having previously fought for the English featherweight title, Southern Area super bantamweight title, IBO International lightweight title, Southern Area super featherweight title and British Masters lightweight title.
The experienced youngster is highly ranked in his division in Britain, sitting just outside the top ten but has lost his last three fights.
Both boxers have 11 wins under their belt and have shared the anguish of losing a title fight in the pro ranks. The fight makes for an excellent match and is one that has got boxing fans divided.
“Jamie is a good kid, I’m not overlooking him, I’ve trained hard and this is a fight I expect to win comfortably and move on to the next level, ” said Pettitt.
The rest of the action packed card features four title fights in total and some very hot prospects in the early stages of their careers on display.
Peckham’s Johnny Garton (9-0-0) looks to extend his unbeaten run to double figures and challenge for his first title against an as yet unnamed opponent.
International Masters light heavyweight champion Daniel Woodgate (10-1-0) looks to add Leon Senior’s (9-1-0) Southern Area light heavyweight title to his collection with a mouth-watering match up in a clash of almost identical records that has fight fans salivating.
Brighton’s 26 year old Lloyd Ellett (10-0-0) looks to advance from breaking into double figures after a convincing win over previously unbeaten Sean Lewis in July this year. The contest to be held at light middleweight has yet to have an opponent named.
Unbeaten 25 year old lightweight Adam Dingsdale (8-0-1) also looks to close in on double figures and continue unbeaten in his ninth professional contest in a British Master title fight.
Debutant Brett Beadon makes his first outing in the professional ranks at just 19, guided by George Groves and David Haye’s trainer, Adam Booth. The youngster from Surrey is a four times national amateur champion, regularly boxing for England and just narrowly missing out on a place in the London Olympics.
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