Lucien Reid targets British title within a year

Lucien Reid heads into his first fight in more than a year on Saturday – and the unbeaten former amateur sensation feels primed to begin the march to major titles.

Super-bantamweight ‘Lethal’ (7-0-KO4) returns against Rafael Castillo at the Brentwood Centre live on BT Sport and is keen to kickstart a swift rise up the ranks under trainer Adam Booth.

Reid said: “There’s been a lot of frustration. I’ve got a baby boy to provide for. He goes on YouTube and watches me fight. I’m not the type of person to let emotion dictate to me in the ring, though.

“I know what I’m capable of doing. With the amateur background I’ve got, I know that when I start letting my hands go I’m going to start bashing this guy up. There won’t be any emotion in it, though.

“It’s mad but I still get people asking the promoters and inboxing me on social media asking when I’m fighting. People know my class and now it’s just about me going out there and showing it.

“Once this fight is out of the way, I’ll hopefully have another one before the end of the year. If that’s the case then I’ll only have a few days off before going straight back into training.

“Over the next 12 months, I want to win the British title at the bare minimum. I want as many titles as possible.”