2 March 2009
Bermondsey middleweight Matt Thirlwall steps back into the ring this Saturday, confident that he can go on an injury free run that will allow him to fight for titles.
Following a highly promising amateur career with Fisher, Thirlwall has been dogged by injuries in the pro ranks. His primary problems revolve around a dodgy elbow, and more recently a deep cut sustained in a loss to Danny Thornton last November.
However both seem to have cleared up and Thirlwall is ready to unleash the talents, which saw him claim an ABA championship while at Fisher, on the professional circuit.
He said: "Training is going well, and I feel really healthy. The elbow will always going to be something to deal with, but I get regular treatment on it and it's no big thing as far as I am concerned. The eye is now no problem at all."
His opponent for this weekend's bout at the Norfolk Showground in Norwich has not been named, but that does not concern Thirlwall who is now looking for a run that will lead to title shots.
He added: "I am just looking at taking one or two more fights and then we will see. I have been training quite hard, so I am ready to take on a title shot whenever that comes around so it may even be before that.
"If I can stay healthy then I cannot see why I cannot get a shot at some titles, and I feel good at the moment."
Thirlwall realises that his loyal following may find it difficult to make the trip to East Anglia, but the fight will be shown on ITV4 for those wanting to monitor his latest progress.
Tickets for the contest are available from the Ticketline box office on 0871 424 4444 or via www.ticketline.co.uk.
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