Published: 06:00, 31 October 2019
Lenny Fuller makes a quick return to the ring this weekend following his success in Ultimate Boxxer.
Fuller (8-1) is back in action in his home town on Sunday night when he faces MJ Hall (2-45-2) in a super-welterweight contest at Maidstone Leisure Centre.
He's taken the fight at short notice but the 25-year-old, who finished runner-up in Ultimate Boxxer just six weeks ago, is ready to go.
He said: "I didn't want to leave it long to get back out. I'm fighting in Nottingham in December, too, with Jimmy Peckham (fellow Maidstone boxer).
"I know Lee Eaton, the promoter at MTK, pretty well.
"He rung me and asked if I wanted to box and I said yes.
"I've taken it at a week's notice but I'm always fit anyway."
Fuller got the nod from his own promoter and manager, Joe Elfidh, to fight on a rival show and is looking forward to taking on Hall.
"Joe's a good manager, he doesn't mind me fighting on other shows, as long as it benefits me," said Fuller.
"My opponent hasn't got the greatest record but he's coming off the back of two wins - a stoppage and a points win - so he's going to be confident.
"The more he opens up, the easier it's going to be to knock him out but we'll have to see.
"I'll feel the first round out, see how I get on and if I feel I can take him out, I will."
Fuller, his reputation enhanced by Ultimate Boxxer, wanted to crack straight on with title fights.
But he accepts there's no rush after sitting down with Elfidh.
Fuller said: "I wanted to push on and I said to Joe, 'let's start calling people out and getting these title fights'.
"But, it's like he said, I'm only 25, it's not like I'm going anywhere, so get a few more fights under my belt.
"I really need an eight-rounder to see how I cope with the rounds under pressure and from eight to 10 rounds, it's not a big jump.
"I've sparred championship rounds loads of times but there's sparring them and there's boxing them.
"I'd like to challenge for the Southern Area title in the middle of next year or towards the end of next year."
Fuller's bout is one of six scheduled at Maidstone Leisure Centre.
Fellow Maidstone boxer Bradley Haxell (3-0) is also set to appear, taking on Michael Mooney (9-70-2) in a super-lightweight fight.
Tickets to the show, priced £40 or £60, are available by calling Fuller on 07388 847381.
Fuller would like to thank sponsors Neil Cheeseman (Harlequin Civil Engineering), Harry Sullivan (Citywide Electrical), Mark Davis Accountancy and brothers Stuart and Mark Knight (Toolroom Records).
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