Unbeaten light-welterweight ace, Bradley Saunders claims to have fully recovered from the injury that kept him out of a Commonwealth title fight last April and also stated his ambition to fight the best out there in the Light-Welterweight division.
Following over two years of injury woe, the County Durham star is now back in the gym and working hard towards a September date, “I’m in a very, very good place at the minute,” he explained.
“I started punching again, the last few years have been up in the air, everyone knows that, but I’m feeling very, very good and I’m surrounded by good people at the MGM Marbella.”
“I’ve had injuries that would make other people retire. Other people have had one hand injury and retired but I’ve had both my hands done and I’m still going. I believe that you’ll do something if you wanna’ do it,” he enthused.
“I’m definitely fighting in October in Newcastle and I want to get a run out in September,” he clarified. “It could be down in London but not sure on anything just yet. I’m 29 now, I don’t wanna be mucking about, I’m ready to fight anyone.”
News emerged recently of Saunders’ former Team GB teammate, Frankie Gavin dropping down to the 140lbs division following his world title defeat against IBF World welterweight champion, Kell Brook in May.
The Sedgefield boxer commented on his new rival’s switch in weight class, “I know Frankie Gavin has gone down to light-welterweight and I think he’s is a bit ahead of me just now, he’s been in the pro game a bit longer and I wish him all the best.”
Frankie Gavin made his pro bow in February 2009 against George Khadaria in his hometown of Birmingham winning via fourth round stoppage.
“I honestly wish him the very best but I hope he can go out and win a world title and if he does then there’s no reason why he won’t give me a phone call.”
“I bring me, it doesn’t matter who I’m fighting, whether it’s a journeyman or a world champion, you’ll get the same Bradley Saunders and I think people know that. Win, lose or draw, if you’re in with Bradley Saunders then you’re in for a fight!”