Deandre Latimore training hard at Mayweather Gym ahead of return

Phil Jay 06/01/2014

Former world light-middleweight title challenger Deandre Latimore is set to make his comeback from an 18-month lay-off in the near future following the American’s loss to Carlos Quintana way back in May 2012.

The 28 year-old, who lost a close split decision to Cory Spinks for the IBF belt in 2009, is plotting a big return in 2014 and hopes that the recent success at the renowned Floyd Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas will be the catalyst for another title chance.

“Deandre is back in,the gym training hard in las Vegas,” said Latimore’s spokesman. “We are currently in negotiations now with managers and promoters and the plan in 2014 is to be boxing full-time, keep busy and focus 100% on once again being a junior middle-weight contender. We are planning to have our first fight set-up in early 2014.”

Latimore has 17 stoppages from his 23 victories and was on the verge of a second championship bout when Quintana halted him in six rounds on the Mayweather v Cotto undercard. The southpaw is feeling refreshed since taking time out to evaluate his next move and will remain around the same weight for his next outing.

“In 2014 I am looking to destroy any opponent who steps in the ring with me. We are looking to make big moves between 147-154 and I can’t wait to get back,” stated Latimore.

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