Brad Strand moves up to 8-0
Undefeated super-bantamweight prospect Brad Strand (8-0, 3KO) won his eighth professional contest on Friday, September 2 at the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.
The former national amateur champion, signed to Queensberry Promotions, won all six rounds against hard-hitting Romanian Alexandru Ionita(7-14-1, 5KOs) on a Neilson Boxing show in his home city.
Trained by Paul Stevenson out of the talent-laden Everton Red Triangle gym, this was just Strand’s second fight of the year, having previously outpointed once-beaten Tanzanian Ally Mwerangi in April.
Similarly to that previous bout, Strand once more completely dominated the contest to win 60-54 on points.
The 25-year-old talent gave an honest opinion of his performance after the bout, “I boxed well, won all six rounds against a very tough opponent, but got a bit carried away trying to hurt him with one big shot, but it was a good lesson learnt for me.
“I always felt comfortable in there, but just disappointed I didn’t get him out of there. Hopefully, I’ll move on to an eight-rounder next.”
Strand, who has yet to concede a single round to any opponent, is already heading back to the gym to prepare for his next fight date.
He alluded to what could be next for him, “I’m back in the gym Wednesday, I would have been back in even sooner, but my car needed an MOT!
“I think I’ve been promised another date from Frank Warren in November, so hopefully I’ll just stay back in the gym training, getting better every day and working towards that November date. So maybe an eight-rounder in November, end the year at 9-0, and then next year push on and start looking at titles.”
About Brad Strand
After winning the ABA Elites in 2018, Bradley Strand turned pro and has won all seven fights so far.
Due to extenuating circumstances, such as cancelled shows and the recent global pandemic, the 25-year-old stylist has only been able to fight twice per year since his debut in March 2019.
Trained by Paul Stevenson at the Everton Red Triangle gym, he commented on his 122-pound prospect, “Brad is really on the move in terms of his development, he’s hitting harder and faster, and developing into a fine fighter. I really do have very high hopes for him.”
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