John O’Donnell plans on becoming British welterweight champion this year as he looks to put a frustrating period behind them.
Former English champion O’Donnell (32-2) is set to make his return in 2019 after nearly two years out, and he’s made it clear just what is on his radar over the next few months.
O’Donnell said: “I want some titles and some big fights. I’d love to fight for the British title in my next few fights so fingers crossed I can get it.
“I want to make a statement. I feel like I’ve underachieved so far in my career so I need to right those wrongs. I’ve got the bit between my teeth again and I’m like a kid turning over.
“Once I’m back up and running, I’ve no doubt that I’d beat any of the British welterweights out there. None of them would lay a glove on me.
“In the last couple of years, I’ve been plagued with injury after injury, so I can’t wait to get as active as I can again. I’ll fight anybody, I don’t care who they are.”
Former English and Commonwealth champ signed with MTK in January 2019 and now plans an assault on the British welterweight scene.
“After signing for a big company like MTK I’ve got the buzz back and the fire in my belly. I’ve been training hard over Christmas and New Year. Welterweights watch out, I’m coming.”