Olympian Anthony Fowler has informed WBN that he could drop down to super-welterweight once in the paid ranks despite qualifying for Rio 2016 and competing for the last few years at the middleweight limit.
The GB amateur is currently taking some time to assess his immediate future following a disappointing ending to the summer tournament in Brazil and sees a pro run six kilograms lighter than usual as a distinct possibility.
“I know it sounds strange, but if I do turn pro I’ll be looking into the possibility of competing at light-middleweight,” Fowler confirmed to World Boxing News.
“At the moment, I’m making 75kg for Team GB but walking around at near enough the same weight, so really, getting down six kilos to 154 shouldn’t be a problem for me. I’ve been off for a few weeks now and I’ve hardly put any weight on at all.
“We used to joke about in the GB squad to see who would put on the most weight when we had breaks and I think I just about managed to put on a pound in two weeks and that was it. Others were coming back well over their weight and having to lose loads, but even when I have been out for a long time I just didn’t put much weight on so I think light-middleweight would be the one for me.”
Fowler will make a final decision on which weight he competes after releasing details of his next move in the near future, although the Liverpudlian has enough confidence in his own ability to be already targeting top domestic names.
“British mandatory Tommy Langford competes at middleweight and I beat him three times in the amateurs, so I’d expect to be competing at a decent level pretty early on.
“But for now, that’s in the future and once I do decide to go pro, what weight is best for me will be sorted out in time,” said Fowler.