Reuben Arrowsmith aims for 2016 TV bout

Mark Robinson

MARKET HARBOROUGH prospect Reuben Arrowsmith wants to be a TV star.

The 19-year-old faces Maidenhead’s Sam Wall on Hatton Promotions’ and Black Country Boxing’s ‘Undefeated’ show in Walsall on Friday night and he hopes another victory will put him on the path to broadcast coverage.

Arrowsmith has won all three of his professional fights handily and with boxing legend Ricky Hatton in his corner, he feels it is only a matter of time before he appears on the undercard of a big televised bill.

“I think if I keep my head down in the gym and keep boxing well then I’ll get on a big show later in the year,” Reuben, who is able to train full-time thanks to sponsors Gym 11 and SJ Watts Storage and Removals, said.

“I believe I’ve got a good style for TV because I’m an aggressive counter puncher, which is always good for the cameras.

“Ricky has got the connections to make it happen and I’ve got a good solid team behind me. All I’ve got to do is perform and sooner or later I’ll get on the bigger events.

“I sell loads of tickets as well, which always helps. I think to get the opportunities in a few fights time, I’ll have to bring a crowd and I know I can definitely do that.

“All that said, I can’t look beyond Sam Wall this Friday. I don’t know much about him, but I’m comfortable with fight whoever is put in front of me because I fought in the best in the country as an amateur and I never knew who I was boxing from one day to the next in tournaments.”

This Friday’s show features eight fights and is headlined by Halesowen puncher Lennox Clarke’s eight round tussle with Harlow’s Richard Horton.

On the undercard, Arrowsmith is joined by fellow Ricky Hatton-trained fighters Sergey Rabchenko (26-1), Sam Evans (2-0) and Nathan Gorman (1-0).

Also appearing are West Bromwich heavyweight Matt Gordon (2-0), highly-rated Swadlincote prospect Zach Parker (3-0), Old Hill’s stylish Manny ‘Pac Man’ Zaber (3-0), Stoke’s Kieran McLaren (6-0) and Birmingham puncher Luke Heron (Walker) (2-0).

Tickets are priced at £30 (general admission) and £60 (VIP Ringside), and can be purchased by calling 0845 111 2900 or directly from any boxer on the bill.