South Shields’ Anthony Nelson has vowed fans will see a “fitter, faster, stronger” fighter on Saturday, as he bids to gatecrash the super flyweight scene.
‘Nella’ takes on Matchroom’s own Charlie Edwards vacant World Boxing Association Continental super flyweight title as one of the chief supports on the Josh Kelly and Lewis Ritson-headlined fight night on the banks of the Tyne.
The 32-year-old knows he’s put in the hard work away from the ring to make sure he’s in supreme condition tomorrow night at the Metro Radio Arena.
“I am fitter, faster, stronger than I was for the last fight,” said Nelson, who only returned to action after two years out with a six-round win over Simas Volosinas last month.
“My weight has come down. I am ready to put on a show.
“I have managed to get a few sponsors on board which has allowed me to take the time away from work and train properly, which is what you have to do to succeed at this kind of level.
“When you box eight, ten, 12 rounds you have to train full-time.
“I feel confident with that training under my belt. Because I know I have put the work in, I am confident I can do the job.”