Chorleywood boxer Elliott Matthews is preparing for the biggest fight of his career later this month when he takes on Nigerian Rasheed Abolaji for the Commonwealth Middleweight title.
Matthews has been on the sidelines for the last six months after he underwent an operation. When he was last in the ring, Matthews claimed the English title with a defeat of Grant Dennis.
The bout is on September 29 at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.
He’ll be heading back to the scene of his triumph later in the year and admitted he cannot wait.
Matthews commented: “This is the biggest fight. I’m going to win a beautiful belt which will give me a lot of sway in my next move. Abolaji is a tough opponent who fought for the belt in 2016. He is used to the 1- round distance.”
Matthews said he believes he has prepared well for the fight.
He commented: “I love being focused and concentrating on being at my best and pushing the limits. I’ve got a great training team who give me new things to work on and freshen things up. I’m really looking forward to the buzz of fighting in front of the home crowd at York Hall.”
Matthews said he is looking forward to the bout and said he believes a good result will bode well for the future.
He said: “I have the chance now to fulfil a dream career ambition by winning a major title and cementing my path for more, lots of options. I get great support from sponsors Gibbs Gillespie, David Lloyd, JK Rail, Shannon Rail and Watford FC.”
For more information on Matthews and for tickets for September 29, go to www.elliottmatthews.com
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