Aaron Lovell is planning to make a statement when he boxes in the Black Country for the first time as a professional next month.
He’s preparing for action as he attempts to build up his unbeaten winning record at the Venue in Dudley on Saturday July 7, writes Craig Birch.
He features in a four-round contest, on a show promoted under the BCB Promotions banner. It has been titled ‘the Usual Suspects.’
Brummie Lovell has recorded three points whitewash wins since turning over, after graduating from St Francis Boxing Club in the second city.
The 22-year-old super lightweight made his debut in February of last year, defeating Kristian Laight, and was back in the ring by the end of the year to beat Liam Richards.
His solitary bout of 2018 saw him vanquish Dylan Draper, with only his paid bow coming outside of Birmingham and not much further afield in Solihull.
Lovell knows his way around from his amateur days, though, and is looking forward to showing off his skills to a new audience, along with those who support him.
He said: “It’s my first time in the Black Country as a pro, but I’ve boxed here loads of time as an amateur. Dudley, Wolverhampton, Wednesbury, that’s just off the top of my head.
“I had over 50 amateur fights and fought some top guys who have gone on to have promising pro careers, which is what I’m trying to build for myself.
“I’ve been boxing since I was a nipper and it’s grass roots, at the moment, but I want to be fast-tracked towards titles.
“A lot of people don’t understand the hard graft that goes in to breaking down the barriers and getting to that level. It’s a tough career.
“I’m well supported, so I want to give my fans another win and, hopefully, get a knockout. I go out there to do a job and, if I can, make a statement.
“I’ve been pleased with how my pro career has gone so far, there’s been a lot of different experiences and I don’t expect July 7 to be any different.”
At the top of the bill, Wolverhampton-born duo Matt Sen and Josh Burke will collide in a Black Country battle for the eight-round British Challenge cruiserweight title.
Dudley trio Danny Ball, Connor Lee Jones and Josh Miller, Brummie Daryl Pearce and Wolverhampton’s Kirstie Bavington feature elsewhere on the under-card.
Kingswinford’s Ball will be looking a record a sixth success from six outings, in the super welterweight division where older brother Jamie is a former Midlands champion.
Dudley’s Miller is back in action after a two year absence from light heavyweight activity. ‘The Jackal,’ 24, had impressed in points results over Iain Jackson and Mark Till.
Jones, also from Dudley, will be boxing again less than a month after his pro debut. The 22-year-old lightweight outpointed Richards on June 9.
The Lions Boxing Club graduate impressed with a whitewash four-rounds points verdict and has pedigree, having represented England as an amateur.
Brummie Lovell, from Erdington, has built up a hat-trick of points wins over Kristian Laight, Richards and Dylan Draper as a super lightweight.
Wolverhampton’s Bavington is looking to bounce back after battling to a draw on her paid bow. The 25-year-old could not be parted from the experienced Borislava Goranova.
Pearce, from Rednal in Birmingham, will end over a year of frustration with his introduction to pro boxing at welterweight.
Tickets, priced at £35 or £50 ringside with waitress service, are still available by calling 07976 283 157. Alternatively, contact any of the boxers in the home corner on Facebook.