Lightweight Craig Whyatt continues on his comeback trail at York Hall on August 6th on a joint Dennis Hobson and Danny McClaren promotion.
Whyatt had a successful comeback bout with Lukas Leskovic over over rounds in April after 18 months out of the ring but is now joining up with a whole new team and being trained by former world champion Richard Williams. Represented by Alfie Warren, Whyatt is determined to turn over a new leaf and revive his career.
“Since coming back I have made some changes. I’ve changed training camps and switched to Richard Williams. We’ve been working on do different fitness routines which are all new to me, as well as new techniques. Also, a change in my diet which I feel all the better for.
“I felt great in my last fight, fit and strong and I could have easily done more rounds. I’m back out in August in an eight rounder, after which I’ll be looking to get a crack at the Southern Area title before moving on to better things.
“I want to be performing on the big shows, and now joining up with Alfie Warren, a few good performances should pave the way for that to happen.”
Warren was himself satisfied with Craig’s last performance and is happy to be working with the South London Lightweight.
“I was very pleased to see Craig back in the ring enjoying himself after a lengthy spell out. His last opponent was no world beater but was there for Craig to dust the cobwebs off and get the feel of the ring again. He could have gone on a few more rounds with ease.
“We have a plan for Craig this year and I want to get him back into title contention fairly quickly. He will be in an eight rounder in August and then try to move him into a title position.
“August gives him more time to gel with his new trainer Richard, who I think is a good trainer for him. I am sure they will blossom into a great partnership.
“I’m really enjoying working with Craig, he’s a great person and I really hope to open some doors for him in the future. He just needs to put in some good performances and we will get there.”