Lewis Benson looks forward to Renald Garrido test on June 22

RINGSIDE 11/06/2019

Super-lightweight star Lewis Benson feels the momentum he has built over the past 12 months will pay dividends when he faces Renald Garrido at #MTKFightNight on June 22.

The event takes place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and also live on iFL TV. Benson (11-2) will be having his fourth fight since June 2018, and he is confident his frequent activity will be all the difference against Garrido.

Benson said: “Garrido is a good fighter and only gets beat off the good boys. He has been unlucky in a few of his fights and I know how that feels, so I’m excited for a great contest with him. I’m going to go in there and look good and win.

“I’m building momentum like I’ve never done before. This is my fourth fight in less than a year and I’ll have had two back to back in quick succession. That’s really good at the stage I’m at in my career.

“I was happy with my latest win as I had to prove a lot to people and needed to win after two controversial defeats in my last two fights. I went in there and did a job and now I’m ready for my next fight.”

The huge bill in Glasgow on June 22 features Lee McGregor’s Commonwealth bantamweight title defence against Scott Allan, Kieran Smith’s WBC International Silver super-welterweight title fight against Ivan Montero plus recent world title challenger Muhammad Waseem facing John Chuwa along with many more bouts on a packed undercard.