Arrowsmith says pros suit him better than amateur code

Ricky Hatton trained Reuben Arrowsmith is being fast tracked through his pro boxing career.


The Market Harborough stylist marked his professional debut with a points win over Kevin McCauley on October 10 before taking his slate to two victories by outboxing Victor Edagha on December 5.

But there is no rest for the wicked as trainer and promoter Ricky Hatton has done a deal for the 19-year-old to star on Black Country Boxing’s ‘Christmas Cracker’ event at Walsall Football Club. Reuben said:

“It’s great to be kept so active, I only boxed two weeks ago, but I still had a lot left in the tank and I’m ready to go again. I’d box every week if I could. I know every fighter says that, but I mean it. I love being in the ring because I think boxing is what I was born to do.

He added:

“I want to step up a level every fight. People say there’s a tough transition to make from the amateurs yet I’ve found it fairly easy. I’m a thinking fighter and the pros suit me better because the rounds are longer and I concentrate on picking my shots.”

Arrowsmith will face the experienced William Warburton on Friday. The Atherton man has had more than 100 fights and has snapped the unbeaten records of ten prospects.

Arrowsmith concluded:

“Warburton is a dangerous opponent who always comes to fight. He’s been in with the best and he’s shocked quite a few young fighters so I know I’ll have to be at my best to beat him. He’s the perfect opponent at this stage of my career because he’s a challenge and that’s what I want. I intend on putting on a great performance and taking my record to 3-0. It’ll be the best way to celebrate Christmas.”

(Image credit: Mark Robinson/Hatton Promotions)

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