Lewis Ritson confident ahead of WBC Youth championship clash

Gary Bivens

Scottish based Geordie Lewis Ritson is ready for his WBC World Youth title clash against Hungary’s experienced and dangerous Bence Molnar.

Molnar enters the fight with a 15-6, 8KOs record at just the age of 20 so he holds a experience advantage over Ritson who is 8-0, 3KOs. Molnar recently went the distance with Ireland’s highly rated Paul Hyland Jnr and displayed an exciting skill set to Irish fight fans, one which could pose the Geordie Ritson some problems on March 26th at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Sports Centre.

Despite the apparent dangers that Molnar may present to Ritson, the Englishman is fully confident that his preparation and ability will be the difference in the fight next Saturday night.

“Training has gone really well. Sparring has been perfect. I’ve had great sparring with Jason Easton who also fights on the show so things have been going perfectly. I can’t thank my manager Billy enough for getting me this title shot, and hopefully it’s the start of bigger and better things to come.”

Ritson was once a decorated amateur at Welterweight and since linking up with Billy Nelson, the Forest Hall man has dropped to Lightweight. This has resulted in an increase in power as the Geordie has stopped his last two opponents and Ritson is looking to add another stoppage victory to his resume against the Hungarian Molnar.

“I’m looking forward to a war and I’m fully confident I can stop him. I’ve got a good following coming up from Newcastle and I’m looking to put on a show for them. If Saturday night goes well hopefully I’ll be able to defend my title in Newcastle next.”

Ritson is in a buzzing domestic Lightweight division in the UK and he along with manager and trainer Billy Nelson fancy their chances against anyone in the 135lb division.

“I will fight anyone at Lightweight in Britain at the moment. Whatever opportunities present themselves I’m always ready to take them.”

Tickets for Lewis Ritson’s WBC World Youth title fight are still available from all boxers on the Lock Stock Promotions card and Main Events Sports, Airdrie.