Lee Mould is “bang on schedule” for his English welterweight title showdown in Blackpool.
The unbeaten Sunderland fighter will take on home favourite Adam Little for the vacant English welterweight title on Saturday, June 27.
Lee has been working hard and, as always, his attitude is spot onMAL GATES
Mould is pictured signing the contract for the biggest fight of his career, with trainers Shaun Wilson and Mal Gates and sponsor, Tommy Whittleton, of Wescott Coating & Training Services.
It is the battle of the undefeated welterweights – Little has won all 12 of his contests so far while Mould has seven victories and a draw on his record.
Little, 24, will start as favourite given those extra wins and rounds – he has completed 61 compared to Mould’s 37, not to mention home advantage.
The boxer, known as “The Big Man” is from Kirkham which is a stone’s throw away from Blackpool.
He won the vacant Central Area welterweight title last time out when he outpointed Yorkshire’s Ryan Hardy at the same Hilton Hotel venue
Mould, too ,comes into the confrontation with an Area belt to his credit, having disposed of the previously-unbeaten Craig Dixon to become the Northern champ last November in an absolute derby classic.
The 25-year-old South Shields-trained boxer is refreshed from the break following that battle in Gateshead and Gates, who trains Mould out of his Harton and Westoe gym,said everything is on course for Blackpool in four Saturdays time.
“Training is going great and we are bang on schedule with just over four weeks to go until fight time,” said the coach.
“Lee has been working hard and, as always, his attitude is spot on.
“He was born for this game and we only have winning on our minds.
“Everything is going well and we would like to say a big thank you to Tommy and Wescott Coatings for their continued support of Lee’s career.
“They have been a massive help with his medical and training expenses.”
Mould is hoping to follow in the footsteps of stable-mate Anthony Nelson in lifting the English crown.
Nelson, who also fights out of the Harton gym, won his English super flyweight title last year before going on to lift the Commonwealth title in April.