Hosea Burton to begin world title push in Newcastle

RINGSIDE 12/10/2018

Mark Robinson

Hosea Burton is determined to prove himself a world-class light-heavyweight – starting on the Matchroom show in Newcastle on Saturday.

Former British champion Burton (21-1-KO10) returns to action on a show broadcast live on Sky Sports and having bounced back from his sole career defeat with a trio of clinical victories, is looking to gain momentum under new management team MTK Global.

Burton said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to be back out fighting again. I don’t train to be fit – I train to get out and fight. I want to be active now and with MTK Global I’ll be as busy as ever.

“I believe I’ve made massive improvements and I’ll show that on fight night. People can make up their own minds when they see me in action.

“Of course there’s the danger being over-eager to impress but hopefully, with 22 fights as a professional and the best part of 100 as an amateur, I should have enough about me to keep my head on the game.

“I’d love to get a knockout but I’ll try to box fast and not get hit. I don’t want to win wild. I want to win inside as few rounds as possible and come out of it with no injuries so I can fight again as soon as possible.

“I want as many fights as I can before Christmas and move back up the ratings. I believe I’m the best in Britain and one of the best in the world.

“I’d love to fight for a world title and I believe I’ll be knocking on the door for it soon. Not everyone wants to fight a 6ft 4in puncher who can box. I’ll just keep getting rid of whoever MTK Global puts in front of me.”

Also on the bill at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena are Burton’s new MTK Global team-mates Simon Vallily, Darren Reay and Chad Ellis.