National Middleweight champion Kieran Leinster has set his sights on securing a British title shot later this year, as he heads towards this weekends massive showdown at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.
Leinster was last in action back in February when he produced a sensational fourth round stoppage victory over previously undefeated challenger John Hefford to lift the Queensbury National Middleweight belt in front of the British Eurosport camera’s, and the twenty two year old from Teddington in Middlesex will be looking to continue his impressive run this Saturday night, when he returns to the ring to face dangerous challenger Daniel Spencer in a potentially explosive clash.
After disposing of all previous opponents inside the Queensbury ring since joining the competitions ranks, the man dubbed "Lights Out" has targeted a shot at the divisions elite after seeing Chertsey’s Ruben Giles lift the British belt at the Alexandra Palace back in March, but first up the Teddington stylist must take care of more pressing matters with his first defence of his recently acquired title.
Talking ahead of Saturday's clash Leinster said: “ Everything is going really well for me in the league at the moment and my latest title success has made me even more hungry for more honours.
“After every fight I feel I am getting better and improving as a boxer, but to reach that next level I need to stay busy and box as many times this year as possible and that’s what I’m intending on doing.
The man facing Leinster on the big night this Saturday brings solid credentials to the ring after beating the likes of Super Middleweight star Artur Gorka and former Middleweight champion Jimmy Mizon during his time in the competition, but the Teddington stylist believes Spencer won't be adding his name to his impressive CV of victories.
" I'm not taking anything for granted with Spencer this weekend and no fight inside the league is going to be an easy one, but I want to be the best and fight the best and ultimately the British belt is where I want to be so I need to focus on getting the job done this weekend and then look forward from there"
Leinster's showdown will feature on the stacked Resurrection line up taking place this Saturday night in the Oaks Arena of the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, and for the full line up on the big night of Easter boxing click HERE, and tickets for the event are priced at £35