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Road Warrior Seawright Ready For Biggest Fight Of Life

Matt Seawright is gearing up for what he describes as the biggest fight of his life. 

For a man who has stepped into the ring on more than 100 occasions, that’s some statement. Seawright (5-96-5 and counting) however is set to experience two things that, during his seven-year professional career to date, he hasn’t; expectation and home advantage.

The respected road warrior tops the bill as professional boxing returns to Tamworth for the first time in 90 years. After trekking the length and breadth of the country on an almost weekly basis since turning pro in 2007, the Scotsman is fighting in the town he calls home.

Not only is he fighting on his doorstep, there‘s also a title up for grabs in the form of a British Masters Light Welterweight belt. Being the home fighter in a title against a fellow respected ‘journeyman’ in Kristian Laight (9-180-7), Seawright will also have to manage the expectation of his supporters. For the first time in a long time, he goes into the fight as arguably the favourite.

It’s a challenge he is ready to step up to.

“This is probably the biggest fight I’ve ever had been in my life,” the Errol Johnson managed boxer told www.uko-boxing.com. “I’m fighting for a title and it’s in my home town.

“I know I’ve fought in Birmingham and Burton, and all over the Midlands, but to be in the home corner with the whole town I live in watching me is ‘mega’.

“Ticket sales have gone well. It’s not something I’m used to having to really push but I’m just taking it in my stride and I’ve sold a good few.

“Training has gone really well. I’m running every day, five to eight miles, and I’ve been doing two sprint sessions a week to build up my stamina.

“The weight is coming off nicely. I’ve not been 10 stone in a while but I will do it with the way I’ve been eating and training no problem.”

The 36 year-old has even booked fight week off work as he prepares for his clash with Laight at the Wilencote Community Centre, Tinkers Road, Tamworth on Sunday, 21st September.

It’s a massive afternoon for Seawright as he steps in with a man cut from a similar cloth. Like Seawright, Laight is a regular on the boxing circuit with almost 200 professional fights to his name. The pair spend their boxing life helping to mould and shape the title challengers of tomorrow but, for one afternoon only, they will take centre stage and compete for their own slice of boxing glory.

“This means everything,” Seawright added. “I’m fighting another road warrior Kristina Laight and I can tell you this it’s going be a battle worth watching.

“I know it means a lot to him also, so with the two of us fit and hungry for it, it’s going to be a fight to remember.

Tickets, priced at £30 and £50 Ringside, are available by calling 07557 993 193.

Seawright is back in action two weeks after his title punt when he takes on Chester light welterweight, Nathan Clarke, at Chase Leisure Centre, Stafford Road, Cannock. Tickets for that encounter, priced at £30 and £50 Ringside, are available by calling 07891 263 167.