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Unbeaten Maidstone fighter Lenny Fuller to star in Ultimate Boxxer live on BT Sport

Unbeaten Maidstone prospect Lenny Fuller wants to take his career to the next level after landing a place in Ultimate Boxxer 5.

Fuller (6-0) is in the eight-man super-welterweight field competing at the Indigo O2 on Friday, September 20.

Lenny Fuller is appearing in Ultimate Boxxer 5
Lenny Fuller is appearing in Ultimate Boxxer 5

Quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final are held on the same night, with all the action shown live on BT Sport.

It's a big opportunity for Fuller to make a name for himself.

He's the underdog in a group including Irish Olympian Steven Donnelly but that doesn't worry the 25-year-old.

Fuller said: "It's a real good chance for me, especially if I put a good show on.

"It isn't my weight - I'm a welterweight - but it's too good an opportunity to turn down.

"When I was offered it, I was told a lot of boys aren't taking it because of the risk but I can't see why you wouldn't take it.

"If you're confident in your ability you should be jumping at chances like this.

"I believe in myself. You wouldn't be in this sport if you didn't. You've got to have self-belief otherwise you'll end up getting hurt.

"It's a great venue and it's live on BT Sport, so it's more exposure and that's the key thing these days.

Maidstone boxer Lenny Fuller boasts a perfect record after six pro fights
Maidstone boxer Lenny Fuller boasts a perfect record after six pro fights

"You've got to sell yourself and be someone that people want to come and watch. That's what I'm trying to do."

Fuller, who lives in Leeds Village, started boxing aged 12 and spent two years at Westree in his early days.

He turned pro under Joe Elfidh, winning his first six fights, including a couple at Maidstone Leisure Centre.

He was due to fight in his home town again on September 14 but has pulled out in order to try his luck in Ultimate Boxxer.

If hard work guaranteed success, Fuller would already be wearing the champion's Golden Robe.

He said: "I'm probably coming into it as the underdog given there's Olympians and things but that's not a problem.

"There's seven other boys. You can't prepare for all seven so I think you've just got to train to be the best you on the night.

Lenny Fuller on his way to victory over Karim Khan at Maidstone Leisure Centre Picture: Countrywide Photographic
Lenny Fuller on his way to victory over Karim Khan at Maidstone Leisure Centre Picture: Countrywide Photographic

"I'm quite good at dealing with things. When things change I can adapt to most things. I think I'm going to be all right.

"I don't think there's any boys at the lower-level pros, the small shows, who train like me.

"Other than Saturdays, I train twice a day, every day.

"With the sparring I've had I know I'm going to reach British level and then it's down to me where I want to take my career."

Fuller would like to thank sponsors Toolroom Records, Alex Collett Kitchen Fitters, Harlequin Civil Engineering, Mark Davis Accountancy, Citywide Electrical and Evolution Strength & Conditioning.

To buy tickets for the show, visit ultimateboxxer.com.

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