Hearn plans spring ti­tle fight for Fa­rooq

Evening Times - - CRICKET - DAR­REN JOHN­STONE

ED­DIE HEARN in­sists Kash Fa­rooq will be fight­ing for a ti­tle in the spring af­ter re­cruit­ing the Scot to his Match­room pro­mo­tion com­pany.

Glas­gow’s Fa­rooq con­tro­ver­sially lost a split points de­ci­sion to Lee McGre­gor for the Bri­tish and Com­mon­wealth ban­tamweight belts last month.

But Hearn be­lieves the 23-year-old, who had won all of his 13 bouts prior to the McGre­gor fight, can reach the top in the sport and is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with him.

Hearn said: “He (Kash) is a spe­cial tal­ent that im­pressed me last time out and I be­lieve he has so much po­ten­tial.

“He will be back in a ti­tle fight in the spring and I look for­ward to many ex­cit­ing fights with him in Scot­land and around the world.”

Fa­rooq has vowed not to dwell on the first loss of his ca­reer. He said: “For me it’s all about mov­ing on, keep­ing my head up and not let­ting things like my last fight keep me down. ”

McGre­gor and Fa­rooq in ac­tion

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