Queensbury lightweight Andre Grant say’s he is ready to get back down to the serious business of boxing later this month when he returns to action in the UK’s premier boxing league.
The 25 year old from Farnborough will step back through the ropes to face Kent rival Tyrone Raymond in the lightweight division after suffering his only career defeat in the first defence of his novice light welterweight title, and the Hampshire stylist say’s he is 100% focussed on reigniting his career with a win on October 24th.
Grant's last league appearance back in May produced one of the shocks of the season when he was stopped on his feet by referee Seamus Dunee in a brutal first round loss to challenger Thomas King, and although the defeat was a bitter pill to swallow, Grant believes the agony of losing his title and perfect record will make him come back far stronger after the setback.
“ Losing the title and my undefeated record was hard, but I learnt a lot from that loss and in the long run its only going to make me stronger, said Grant.
“I was too laid back in the King fight and got caught early and paid the price, but now I’m ready to buzz things up and you’ll see a different Andre Grant.
“Training wise we have been working on lots of new things in the gym, and I’m taking on that challenger mentality from now on as Raymond is a serious opponent and one I can’t afford to overlook.
Grant's showdown with Raymond will feature on the under card of the competitions Never Back Down promotion taking place on Saturday October 24th at teh Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel, and for ticket information call the box office on 0203 751 8599.