Ma­son ready to step up a level

Warwickshire Telegraph - - SPORT - Matt Bozeat Box­ing Re­porter

SUL­LI­VAN Ma­son next week aims to stay on course for a crack at Mid­lands honours.

He’s matched with Matt Seawright at Villa Park on Satur­day, June 7 and says win­ning a belt has given his self be­lief a big boost.

Ma­son was crowned Bri­tish Masters Bronze light-mid­dleweight cham- pion in March with a points win over un­beaten Chris Rack­ley that ticked a few boxes.

Ma­son had things mostly his own way in his pre­vi­ous eight fights – los­ing just a sin­gle round on the score­cards – and the 25 year-old from Nuneaton said: “That fight did me a lot of good.

“I dug deep and went up a level when I had to. “I know I can do it now. “That ti­tle is some­thing to build on – and hope­fully I can get a crack at the Mid­lands Area ti­tle soon.”

Sam Eg­ging­ton cur­rently holds the Mid­lands Area wel­ter­weight ti­tle and al­though Ma­son has ruled out chal­leng­ing his sta­ble­mate, he added: “Sam will hope­fully move on to box for English honours and as soon as he does, I’m ready to fight for the Mid­lands against who­ever they put in front of me.”

In front of him on Satur­day night is Matt Seawright, a tough vet­eran of more than 100 fights from Tam­worth.

Ma­son will be heav­ily fan­cied to ex­tend his win­ning record in what he de­scribes as a “tick­over fight.”

He added: “It’s hard to stay in the gym when you haven’t got a fight com­ing up, but my man­ager (Jon Pegg) has kept me busy and I’ve stayed in the gym.”

Tick­ets for the show at Villa Park are avail­able from 07521-063038.

Sul­li­van Ma­son is heav­ily fan­cied to ex­tend his win­ning record.

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