Chad Gaynor believes he can beat Yorkshire rival Adil Anwar - and set him on the road to a long and successful boxing career.
The 23-year-old Rotherham welterweight takes on Leeds’ based recent British title challenger Anwar, 26, at iceSheffield on May 9.
“This is a big chance for me and it’s one that I’m going to grab with both hands” said Gaynor, who has won 14 fights, losing only once, and tht in the Prizefighter series.
“Good fighters like him that bring the best out of me and on May 9 you’ll see the best of Chad Gaynor and what he has to offer. The reason I got into boxing was to have big fights that mean something and this fight against Anwar is one that can bring great rewards down the line. I want to win titles and after I beat Anwar, I’ll be more than ready to fight for them.”
“I’m grateful for Dave (Coldwell, promoter) and getting me this opportunity because it’s exactly what I need at this moment in time.
“I truly believe that I’m going to have a long and successful career in boxing and if that’s to be then these are the type of fights that I have to be having and I have to be winning them in style.
“I greatly respect what Adil Anwar has done and that’s why he’s getting nothing but the best Chad Gaynor when we get in the ring next month. This fight really can’t come any sooner for me.”
Gaynor had a busy 2013, he fought six times, including the Prizefighter loss to eventual winner Glenn Foot, from Sunderland.