Sam Maxwell is ready to show everybody exactly what he learned from his last-gasp dramatic victory over Sabri Sediri when he returns to the ring to take on fellow undefeated fighter Connor Parker next month.
Maxwell (12-0, 10 KOs) defends his WBO European title against Parker (12-0, 1 KO) on a Queensberry Promotions show at the Arena Birmingham on November 30, live on BT Sport.
It comes following Maxwell’s incredible last round knockout win over Sediri in March, and the Liverpool star insists he has learned from those mistakes and will be back to his best against Parker.
Maxwell said: “There are plenty of positives I’ve taken from the Sediri fight. I showed that I can take a shot and keep going when it gets tough, and my corner stayed calm when it was all against me.
“I’ll have to be on form to beat Parker and I will be. I’ve seen a few videos of him and he looks a good tidy boxer. He’s unbeaten and doesn’t know how to lose so that brings a different hunger.”
Parker contributed: “Fights like this are why I box. I’ve been waiting three years for this since I turned professional and can’t wait. Sam is a good boxer and it will bring the best out of me.
“I’m preparing for the best Sam Maxwell as in his last fight it could have just been a one off. I love winning and I can hit harder than what my record suggests, so we’ll see next month.”
The event in Birmingham also features teenage sensation Dennis McCann (4-0, 3 KOs), who is looking to continue the fantastic start to his professional career.
McCann said: “I’ve been doing this since I was five-years-old and I love boxing. I lived in Birmingham a few years ago and three times a week would travel three hours there and back to Repton Boxing Club. That’s why I’m the man I am today.
“My career is going well but I should be wiping out these opponents anyway. When I get a step up I’ll do it in the same fashion. I’m hoping to get out twice before Christmas and put on two good performances.”