Heavyweight Nick Webb (13-1, 11KOs) will be back in the ring on December 15 at the York Hall on a British Warrior Boxing event for his 15th professional contest.
The 31-year-old from Chertsey will take part in eight-rounder in what will be his fourth and final fight of 2018 with the premise that the bout will provide the rounds to get him back into title contention early next year.
He confirmed, “Looking to get back in the title mix next year so doing an eight-rounder to hopefully get the rounds in. We're looking at opponents now, hopefully I'll get someone that’s durable and don’t get stopped much, the kind of guy that can go the rounds.”
Webb suffered his first career defeat at the hands of the ‘White Rhino’ Dave Allen (13-4-2) last August in a British title eliminator but immediately bounced back and blasted his way back to business on September 29 at Bracknell Leisure Centre with a second-round knockout of Welsh dangerman Dorian Darch (12-8-1).
He reflected, “My biggest thing was to not get hit with any shots and I didn’t. Darch was looking for that overhand right that Dave Allen threw but he couldn’t catch me with it. I stopped him with a good left body shot and that gave me confidence back in my power.”
Trained by Johnny Edwards at Guildford City Gym alongside many other professionals, Webb will share the card with fellow teammate Rohan Date (6-0-1) amongst others, “There’s three more Guildford City Gym guys on the show, so it’s good we’re all training together to fight on the same show. It makes you train harder when the gym is packed and it makes training that more enjoyable.”
With his injury woes far behind him, having spent much of 2017 on the sidelines, Webb added, “I’m just happy to have had another proper camp and feeling 100 per cent. I’m throwing punches harder in training and more confident in my power again."
Webb previously planned a rebuild process that would take three learning fights to get back to title contention, meaning that 2019 will be his year for belts as well as retribution, he hopes.
“I just want to get the rounds in and then next year, get a title fight in, maybe the Southern Area title or something like that, and then I want to get the rematch with Allen. The loss doesn’t prey on mind, it’s never in the background, but it has taught me to always be switched on. It was my own fault and my tactics have always got to be on point. I used to know that I had never been hurt in the gym or in a fight, but now I know I’m human like every else. When I get the return fight and get the win, then there’s nothing that can be held against me.”
Guildford City Gym teammates Rohan Date and George Lamport share the bill with Nick on the night.
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