Warren Sinden is ready to make up for lost time as he prepares to make his ring return at the end of June. The Welsh wizard made his professional debut 18 months ago, drawing with Preston’s Sammy McSpadden. Disillusioned with his management team and training regime, Sinden went in search of a new trainer and gym to move his career forward.
After much searching, he settled with Mark Wall at Birmingham-based ‘Prospects Gym’ and now, the Welshpool-born light middleweight is ready to prove himself in the paid ranks when he appears on the undercard of It’s-A-Bout-Boxing’s Salvation: Rise of the Trumanator Show at the Institute, Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday, 29th June.
“I was at university when I made my pro debut,” Sinden explained to www.uko-boxing.com. “I was training in a gym with no intention of going pro but it just happened.
“When I fought McSpadden he came in 8lbs overweight on the night but I didn’t want to let anyone down, so agreed to fight him anyway. I was also told he was orthodox but then, when we started, it was obvious he was a southpaw. I was frustrated afterwards as I thought I’d done enough to win the fight but more so because of the poor preparation.
“I was disillusioned so I moved back home to Welshpool and started looking for a gym that was a better fit. I settled with Mark (Wall) and haven’t looked back since.
“His gym isn’t too far from me. It’s about an hour or so away, nothing crazy, and we have clicked. I enjoy working with him.
“I’m feeling as good as I’ve ever felt and can’t wait to get back in the ring.”
The 23 year-old enjoyed a stellar amateur career which included Welsh schoolboy titles, international bouts and two senior Welsh ABA final appearances.
Now, after signing a ten-fight deal with promoter, Marcus Anderson, the owner of the It’s-A-Bout Boxing brand (www.itsaboutboxing.com), Sinden is determined to have even more success as a pro boxer.
“I enjoyed my time as an amateur but I’m ready to prove myself as a pro,” he added. “At this stage of my career it’s about gaining experience and getting rounds under my belt.
“It is early days but I have high hopes. I want to kick on now and make up for lost time. I only want to have a couple of 4×3’s before I move up to six and eight rounds and, by the end of my 10 fight deal with Marcus, I’ve been promised a shot at the Welsh Title. That’s my aim.”
Top of the Digbeth bill sees Erdington light welterweight, Chris Truman, take on Liverpool’s Stephen Jennings for a British Masters belt.
The undercard also features exciting Burton welterweight, Tom Shaw.
Coventry’s Troy ‘Terrifying’ James will also be in action whilst former Prizefighter challenger, Northampton lightweight, Jamie Spence, and prospects Michael Mooney and Ainsley Seivwright complete the card.
Tickets are priced at just £25 General, £50 Ringside and £75 VIP Ringside. They are by calling the Box Office on 0845 467 3930 or 07888 870 650.