Whyatt takes a giant step into the boxing ring with an eight-round title shot

Title shot: Craig Whyatt goes for the vacant International Masters bronze belt at the end of this week

Title shot: Craig Whyatt goes for the vacant International Masters bronze belt at the end of this week

First published in Sport This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

Morden super-featherweight Craig Whyatt will be taking a giant step up the boxing ladder when he fights for the vacant International Masters bronze belt on Friday.

Whyatt is waiting on an opponent in the top-of- the-bill fight at the Camden Centre on Friday, April 11, but he earned his shot thanks to a three-round thrashing of Lazslo Fekete in front of the Eurosport cameras last month.

However, this time round it is eight rounds, something new to the 24-year-old. He said: “I’ve only ever been four rounds before, so I’ve got to get super fit and make sure I pace myself.

“I’m confident I will do what I have to do. If I win, I could get a Southern Area title shot next and that’s a major stepping stone.

“I want to win this title then go on to bigger and better things, but I can’t look too far ahead. I’ve got to turn up for work next Friday and do the business.”

Whyatt is topping the bill for the first time in his professional career having proved he is the man for the big occasion last month.

He overwhelmed Fekete in a fight screened worldwide and said: "I was really up for that fight.

"It was good to get the stoppage on TV - and it's helped me build more of a following. 

"A lot of people have told me they saw it and enjoyed it. People like to see a bit of a scrap and I try to give them what they want. I like to think I'm an entertaining fighter."



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