Heavyweight Nick Webb (13-1) 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).
The 31-year-old from Chertsey went back to the drawing board after suffering his first career defeat at the hands of Twitter sensation Dave Allen last August when he was stopped by an overhand right in the dying seconds of the fourth round, live on Sky Sports.
After a month spent in his Guildford City Gym learning to improve on his defence and work on power punching with trainer John Evans, Webb put it all into practice perfectly in his 14th professional contest.
He reflected, “My biggest thing was to not get hit with any shots and I didn’t. I think he [Darch] even told my coach after that he was looking for the overhand right that Dave Allen threw but couldn’t catch me with it.
“I stopped him with a good left body shot and that gave me confidence back in my power.”
The former national amateur finalist now aims to keep active, listing it as one of the most important things going forward having spent much of 2017 on the sidelines due to cancelled fights and injuries.
“I’m looking at getting back out late October or November time, the plan is to stay active. That was one of my downfalls because I was supposed to fight for the English title, then that got called off, then I was inactive through injury, then I got beat; so it’s important to me to stay active.
“I’d like to get two fights more in this year. Being a heavyweight, lots of promoters like to have me on their show for the excitement and knockouts. Obviously, most of my fights have been knockouts.”
Webb previosuly 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.
“When I get the return fight and get the win, then there’s nothing that can be held against me.”
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