Title shot means world to Singy

Welterweight fighter Shayne Singleton has described his forthcoming shot at the Lonsdale belt as his 'world title'.

Friday, 21st October 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:44 pm
Photo Neil Cross Boxer Shayne Singleton

The 27-year-old will take on British champion Bradley Skeete on November 25th at the Brentwood Centre; rescheduled by BoxNation promoter Frank Warren after Billy Joe Saunders and Liam Williams withdrew from their respective contests.

The pair had been scheduled to go head to head at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff tomorrow but instead the WBC International silver champion will appear at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester, on a show promoted by L-SEL Boxing, to be broadcast live on The Sport Bible.

“It’s definitely the biggest fight of my career by a long way. This is my world title and I can’t wait. Everything has been spot on in training and I just can’t see any other result than me winning it.”

It’s become apparent that not many people in the boxing sphere share that view, with the current incumbent of the title a heavy favourite, but Singleton is ready to shock the doubters and shake things up in the 147lb division.

“I want to win the British title,” he said. “I’m not looking past that - I’m not looking at European or world like a lot of people do. I want to win the British title and then I’ll set the next step after that. This is the most important thing to me. I just want that belt.

“Everybody is 100% expecting me to lose. Nobody in the boxing world is giving me a chance really. That doesn’t faze me at all. I hope he’s slacking in training because he thinks that he’s in for an easy night. They’re all going off the Sam Eggington fight, but styles make fights and I’m not going to walk forward like Eggington did (against Skeete).

“That’s what he did and Skeete popped his head off because he’s a good quality boxer. They’re looking past me but they’re definitely going to be in for a shock.

“I’ve now got six titles and I’m fighting for the British title. I’ve not been handed the shot at it; I’ve worked for it and the British Boxing Board of Control have made me mandatory to fight for it. I’m the number one challenger so I’ve earned it.”