'Journeymen don't excite me' says returning Little

Adam Little intends on stealing the show when he boxes on VIP Promotions' card at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on June 7. The Kirkham prospect, 22, has been out of action since last October due to a hand injury, but after undergoing surgery he is keen to make up for lost time.

"This fight is a big thing for me and I'm really looking forward to showing people what I can do with two hands," he said. "People do know I've had an injury and my performances haven't been as good as they should have been so there's a bit of extra pressure in this fight. I'm hoping on June 7 I'll be spectacular and people will go away talking about it.
"It's up to me to make people stand up and take notice and that's what I intend on doing."
After being on the sidelines for such a lengthy period, many young boxers would want to ease themselves back into action with a number of fights against modest opponents. Little, however, stresses that he doesn't want to any easy touches as he's looking to push towards title opportunities later of the year.
"I want to be in with someone with a winning record," he stated. "I think my apprenticeship as a pro is over now and I want to be in decent fights.
"I don't get excited about fighting journeymen and I don't think they bring best out in me. When I fight better opponents and I really have to dig deep to win, then I think I'll really impress people.
"I 'm not trying rush into anything because that could leave me in deep water, but I do think the welterweight division is wide open.
"I've still got a lot to learn, but I believe I can be fighting for the Central Area title before the end of this year.  The champion, Chris Johnson, has a lot more experience than me. He's had 20 fights, he's fought Lee Purdy and he's won quite a few by stoppage, but I think that's the sort of fight I'll be looking at soon."


Crolla V Murray

A lot of people consider the lightweight bout taking place in Manchester this weekend between Anthony Crolla (27-4-1) and John Murray (32-2) to be a very close call indeed. The contest, in UK's second biggest city on Easter Weekend, is for the WBO lightweight Inter-continental title, but the significance of the result means more than the marginal title as it will put them a step closer to a world title fight. Even if this isn't immediately forthcoming, the division is stacked in Britain, and can throw up some massive domestic scraps.

Fight Reports

Crag Whyatt v Ben Moorish, Camden Centre, 11th April

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