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Lewis Ritson in action Saturday prior to WBC Youth title chance

Chris Glover 27/01/2016

Newcastle native Lewis Ritson co-main events Lock Stock Promotions’ Dinner Event this coming Saturday at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel.

Former ABA finalist Ritson has made a solid start to life as a pro under the guidance of Billy Nelson and Lock Stock Promotions. ‘The Sandman’ has picked up 7 wins from his opening 7 contests with 2 coming inside the scheduled distance.

Ritson’s last outing saw him pick up the International Challenge belt after stopping tough Georgian Mikheil Avakyan inside five rounds. Ritson now turns his attention to firstly the 30th of January at Glasgow’s Marriot hotel where he faces Daniel Bazo who has been in with the likes of highly rated Declan Geraghty and Ryan Mulcahy.

Ritson features on a card that include former British, Commonwealth, European and WBU World Champion Willie Limond as well as two former Scottish amateur stars Kieran Smith and Jason Easton. The now Glasgow based Ritson has shared a ring in sparring with Easton as well as David Brophy in preparation for his upcoming contests,

“I’ve been working on movement with Billy and have become a more well rounded fighter since entering the pro’s. I’ve had great sparring with Jason Easton and Willie Limond mainly and also did ten rounds with David Brophy last week so I’m feeling really sharp”.

Lock Stock Promotions have Ritson penciled in to fight for the WBC Youth title on March 19th, something the Forest Hall Lightweight is excited about,

“I’m really looking forward to fighting for the WBC Youth title in March. I’m looking forward to taking a step up in class and showing the fans the level I am at. I am not looking past my next two contests but if the opportunity came I’d take a fight for the British title tomorrow.”

Lewis who spent his amateur career at Welterweight where he boxed internationally will be looking to put on two excellent displays in his upcoming bouts.

You can see them both live as tickets are available for both shows at the Marriott hotel and Bellahouston Leisure Centre by contacting the boxers direct via social media or by visiting Main Events Sports, Airdrie.