Goodwin Boxing have announced the signing of 28-year-old English super-flyweight champion Brad Watson.
The 'Glamour Boy' from Guernsey won the English title with a devastating 10th-round knockout of favourite Loua Nassa in February 2018. Watson has been inactive since but now signing with the powerful Goodwin team intends to be very active in 2019.
In their January meeting, the first bold decision Goodwin and Watson made was to vacate the English title for the reason that Watson can no longer safely make the 115lbs weight limit any longer and will now be campaigning at bantamweight, where he will be aiming for major titles in 2019.
Watson had been ordered by the Board to defend his English championship against Central Area bantamweight champion Craig Derbyshire before the end of May 2019, but instead will now be focusing his efforts on challenging Kyle Williams, the current English bantamweight titlist and Kash Farooq, who holds the British belt.
Watson’s return to the ring will be at the “CRUNCH TIME” show at York Hall on March 16. He is then looking at two more potential fights before the summer recess.
An exciting development is that Goodwin is looking at the potential of staging a major show in Guernsey for Watson in September and work is being done on this already.
“I am delighted to sign management contracts with Steve,” said Brad. “He always has a plan which is great for any boxer and am looking forward to the future together.”