Super-middleweight Bradley Spencer admits he is feeling the pressure ahead of his professional debut next month.
The 22-year-old was originally scheduled to fight in 2017 however injury prevented him for making his first outing in the paid ranks.
Trained by Barry O’Connell out of his State of Mind Gym in Hammersmith, Spencer has a short but successful amateur career eventually competing in the Queensbury League final against Kelvin Fawaz.
Now signed to Goodwin Promotions, the prospect is chomping at the bit to start a career which has been delayed for so long.
“It has been a long time coming, and in some ways I do feel the extra pressure in terms of putting on a performance especially as this has been planned for a year and a half now,” he said.
“But on the flip side I have been boxing for a long time and I know how to deal with this sort of thing. When the night comes, I know I will be in the right frame of mind.
“After all the talk, I am looking forward to putting on a bit of a show, I am a thinking fighter. I don’t like to throw wild shots and I look to box behind the jab.
Having originally got into boxing to help him lose weight, the Bedfont-based youngster is excited to fulfil a lifetime ambition.
“I got into boxing originally just to get fit. Of course I was a big fan and wanted to give it a go. I always wanted to turn professional but it seemed miles away but fight after fight I really started to get the bug.”
“The next thing you know I was sharing the ring with some high calibre pros and I was thinking I could actually turn over you know.
“Now it’s all about 3rd March, I’ve made the right decision and I can’t wait to kick-start my career!”