Max Mudway may have only just made his professional boxing debut but he already has his sights set on a Southern Area title shot before the end of the year.
The Stroud boxer produced a classy debut display at Swindon’s MECA back in December as he comprehensively beat the durable Arvydas Trizno on points.
Mudway returns to action on April 27th at Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre on the “Fight Town 1” card and admitted he’d like a title shot in 2019.
“This year I am going to look to be 5-0, if not 6-0,” said Mudway. “I want to look to start challenging some big names out there, start making my name in the light middleweight and super welterweight division.
“A Southern Area I think will definitely be on the cards by the time I get to 5-0 and 6-0.”
While most newly-turned professionals generally take their time to find their feet in boxing’s paid ranks, Mudway says he has no interest in fighting loads of journeymen before getting a title shot.
“I’m looking to elevate myself as much as possible,” said Mudway. “I’m not here to just coast along and just fight journeyman up to 12 fights and finish my career and say I’ve got an unbeaten record.
“I want to put myself out there and challenge 50-50 fights and see what I can really do with myself.”
Mudway fights on a card promoted by Neilson Boxing in association with Paddy Fitzpatrick and Trifecta Boxing Promotions. Topping the bill on April 27th are Swindon boxers Luke Watkins and Ryan Martin, who are the co-feature events of the night.
Tickets can be obtained from any of the boxers or via the Neilson Boxing website www.neilsonboxing.co.uk
Your Sport’s Steve Butt caught up with Max Mudway to discuss his next fight.
Watch this interview below.