Lloyd Ellett Sparring With Chris Eubank Jr Paying Dividends
Undefeated light-middleweight prospect, Lloyd Ellett (17-0) is looking ahead to the new season in September for the big fights.
Back on BoxNation in September
The three times Masters champion signed to Frank Warren was due to fight in his hometown of Brighton in a title fight on July 24th but the show fell through due to so many scheduled boxers withdrawing with injuries.
Ellett then secured another date on July 18th at the home of boxing, London’s York Hall but was advised against it, he explained, “The plan is just to wait now until I’m back on Box Nation in September rather than fight a journeyman in a six rounder that I won’t learn anything from.”
Ellett is well noted for his love of sparring and counts it as a big part of his training, more so than most professional boxers. He often takes a road trip in the summer heading out to Barcelona previously in 2014 to spar with Isaac Real in advance of his WBA Inter-Continental light-middleweight challenge against Jack Culcay.
Sparring in the fight capital of the world
He has also enjoyed an education sparring with former British champ, Ashley Theophane and former world champion, DeMarcus Corley at Floyd Mayweather’s Gym in Las Vegas.
“Basically, I’ve decided to replace this fight with quality sparring as I’ll get more out of that and September will be here in no time,” clarified the Lightning Bolt.
“Hopefully, I’ll do a week away sparring in the summer, I just want to keep learning and moving forward,” he continued.
Ellett joined the pro ranks in November 2011 signed to Mickey Helliet’s Hellraiser Promotions and enjoyed a busy campaign competing 16 times in three years. This year, however, the unbeaten product of the iBox Gym in Bromley has only fought once against Raimonds Sniedze at the York Hall in March.
“I was worried about being out of the ring for six months as it’s the longest I’ve ever been out but I’ve been in the gym the whole time, there’s not even been a full week that I’ve had off since the last fight in March,” he said.
Ellett shares the Sussex coastal town with another top domestic Box Nation member in Chris Eubank Jr. and the pair have trained and sparred together for many years as they’ve both made their rise through the ranks.
“I’ve been sparring Eubank Jr. every week for the past five or six weeks and I’m sparring him next week as well.
“It’s tough sparring but it’s good for me as I know that when I’m competitive with him then I’ll be alright in the ring I feel that I’m the best I’ve ever felt right now; I’m improving nicely.”
Ellett shared his plans for the remainder of the year, stating, “Hopefully, I’ll fight on a Box Nation show in September in Brighton then I will be fighting for a title in October for some kind of international belt.”
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