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Mayweather experience makes Lloyd Ellett hungry for title fight

Ringnews24.com: You are currently 15-0, what are your thoughts on how your career is progressing so far?

I’m very pleased with how things are going; I’m in a great position. I’ve been very active thanks to my manager Mickey Helliet and Scott Welch, I’m training out of a great gym with Alan Smith as my trainer and I have two brilliant sponsors in KSD Salt Services and The Shore Group.

Ringnews24.com: Who is the toughest opponent you have fought to date?

The toughest so far would be Gary Cooper. He was very big and strong, campaigned at middleweight most of the time and despite a poor record, he’d dropped most of his opponents at some point – including me! He was very tough and took a lot of shots so full credit to him.

Ringnews24.com: What would you say is your biggest win to date in the ring?

Most probably the Cooper fight as it was 10-rounder for a title, or Faheem Khan as he had a winning record, was also a title and it was my first pro fight in Brighton and as a headline so to get a stoppage in front of all my supporters was fantastic.

Ringnews24.com: What fight taught you the most as a boxer?

Probably the Gareth Piper fight, where I’d not made the weight properly. I felt terrible and learnt a lot from that. I’ve since got a nutritionist, Dede Deane from Physiques Nutrition, and I’ve felt great ever since.

Ringnews24.com: Who would you like to fight in the near future?

I’ve no names in particular who I want, but whoever has the belts I will be willing to fight. Southern area, English and British are all titles I am working towards, that’s the whole point in my boxing, and I’ll fight whoever I need to get them.

Ringnews24.com: Are there any plans to fight for any titles soon?

Yes, after this next fight I will be fighting for another title, possibly WBC International, but whatever it is will be a significant step up.

Ringnews24.com: Who is your dream opponent at your weight level?

Floyd Mayweather; he’s one of the best ever and it would make me a millionaire! But seriously, I’m willing to fight whoever is standing in my way of moving on in the game and winning titles.

Ringnews24.com: Which current champion would be your preference for a world title shot, if you could choose, and what about your style makes you feel you can beat them?

There’s some great champions at light middle so I’m not about to start saying I’d beat the likes of Saul Alvarez and Demetrius Andrade because they’re proven world class fighters. But at the end of the day these guys are just men like me, with 2 arms and 2 legs, and on any given day anyone can be beaten!!

Ringnews24.com: What do you hope to achieve in the rest of your career and do you have a time scale to reach your goals?

There’s no time scale, I’m in a great position and there’s no rush, but I want to be British champion at the very least. I don’t give up so much of my life to achieve anything less.

Ringnews24.com: What do you think separates you from your competition – what makes you special?

I have great belief in my ability, mainly because I know that no-one out there is working harder than me, there’s a chance they are training as hard, but not harder. Boxing isn’t a sport it’s a lifestyle; it’s a short career and I’m giving it my all while I can.

Ringnews24.com: You have fought the majority of your fights in London. Would you like to fight in any other country or particular cities?

Vegas! That’s the dream, a world title fight there. I recently spent two weeks training there at Floyd Mayweather’s gym and it gave me a taste of what having a big fight there would be like.

Ringnews24.com: What is going on with your boxing career now – can you tell readers when, where and against whom you will be fighting next?

My next fight is Halloween, Friday October 31st, at The Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton. I have no opponent confirmed as yet but it will be a ten round fight and defence of my British Masters title.

Ringnews24.com: Do you have a message for the fans?

Just that I’m working hard every day to bring exciting fights and championship boxing back to Brighton….so watch this space!