Unbeaten super-bantamweight Lucien Reid is full of enthusiasm as he enters a crucial year.
Reid, 25 from London, has racked up a record of 8-0-KO4 since turning professional following a stellar amateur career and now, under the guidance of Adam Booth, the former ABA elite champion is revelling in a busy team that includes the likes of Michael Conlan, Ryan Burnett and Josh Kelly.
West Ham's Reid said: “It couldn’t be more perfect than to be around fighters like Conlan, Burnett and Kelly. I’m watching them all day every day.
“I’m learning off them all and sparring some of them. I learn the little tricks they have. Those little tricks and little set-ups are very important and can make the difference.
“They’re also all smashing it in life and that gives me inspiration to smash it in life for myself and my young son. Just being around them and Adam Booth is helping me so much.
“We’re going to be working on loads of improvements. I boxed well in my last fight but if I want to get to world title level, I know I need to work on the little set-ups. I just want to fight again now.
“All I’m good at is boxing, so I’m going to put everything I can into it to make sure me and my son have the best life possible.”
News of 'Lethal' Lucien Reid’s return will be announced shortly.