Ex-Prizefighter champ Ryan Brawley to return after five years away

Once rated as one of the top Lightweight prospects in Britain, Ryan Brawley (16-1, 1KO) has announced he will return to the ring after five years under the guidance of Irvine’s Joe Affleck and the St Andrew’s Sporting Club team.

The native or Ayrshire hasn’t been seen in the ring since a very close defeat for the Scottish title in 2011, in a fight that was considered one of the best Scottish title fights in recent memory; however the talented, one time Prizefighter Champion feels it’s the right time to make a return to the ring.

“It’s been playing on my mind for a while now and it kept playing on my mind more and more so I decided coming back was the right thing to do.”

“I saw a few things online and made the decision it was the right thing to do. I’ve been training and training is going perfectly so it made sense to have another go and hopefully get the opportunity to fight for a major title.”

The talented Southpaw Brawley has linked up with Iain Wilson and Colin Bellshaw at the St Andrew’s Sporting Club whom guided him to success in Prizefighter and a Scottish title fight and is delighted to be linking up with the St Andrew’s Sporting Club again.

“I’m delighted to be back working with the St Andrew’s Sporting Club. Iain and Colin along with the club have an excellent reputation in Scotland and really deliver for their fighters and I can’t ask for more than that.”

“The St Andrew’s Sporting Club is the only people I would have come back with and I’m over the moon to be signing a long term deal with them.”

Brawley who is now 30, will be making a comeback to the ring at Light Welterweight this November and believes under the guidance of the St Andrew’s Sporting Club and trainer Joe Affleck; title opportunities can come the Irvine man’s way.

“I don’t want to come back to box in meaningless fights I want to box for titles. I’m realistic but I know I have the capability to win a major title inside the next 18 months.”

“I’d love to fight for the Commonwealth title inside the next 18 months, I feel that could be a real possibility down the line. I’ll box in November and then I’ll leave it up to my management to get me the right fights and I am sure they will.”

The next St Andrew’s Sporting Club event takes place on September 29 and see’s Dundee’s Mike Towell contest a final eliminator for the British Welterweight title against Welshman Dale Evans. Highly rated Inverclyde duo Grant Quigley and Sam Ball feature alongside Dumbarton’s Martin Harkin who makes his professional debut.