British flyweight Luqmaan Prince Patel has delved further into the surroundings of his exit from Frank Warren’s promotional stable as the southpaw plans for the future.
The 24 year-old left the Queensberry Promotions stable in February due to a lack of activity following just four fights in the previous 23 months.
During that time, Patel had been offered the chance to fight UK rival Sunny Edwards, which the London-based fighter revealed some details of in his statement released on Tuesday.
“I asked to be released in early February because the last time I boxed was October 8, 2016, an hour before the venue had opened,” Patel pointed out.
“Most boxers that fought on that card fought in November and later on in February, except me.
“As a result, I managed to get my manager contract back, eventually also getting my promotional contract back too. Whilst I had no manager, a BoxNation worker asked a mutual friend to ask me if I wanted to box Sunny Edwards for literally the same money I got over four rounds in my last fight.
“I didn’t even entertain the offer with a reply because sometimes in life you have to realise your own worth.”
A storm of social media furore has followed Patel around since his controversial comments in early interviews, although the man himself is now concentrating on getting back on track as he gears up to reveal plans to kick-start his career.
“To all the negative people out there and people who want to comment about me; I know how hard I’m working to achieve my goals in life. Ask yourself before you go to bed tonight; How hard are you working?
“I would also like to thank Frank Warren and Andy Ayling and wish the all the best.
“Lastly, watch out for a massive announcement in the next couple of weeks. God bless,” said Patel.