TwitterFacebook

“I want one of those Youth titles. They look great, I’ll take it round and get free curry!” – Atif Shafiq talks plans for 2017

Chris Glover

Chris Glover - Originally from Liverpool, now living in New York. Journalism and Politics Graduate from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Professional Boxer and PR Specialist at The Trinity Group.

Follow Chris Glover on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Atif ‘Unique’ Shafiq has set himself a unique challenge for 2017 – win a World Youth title so he can get free curry!

The Sheffield based upstart features on the Poxon Sports show live on ITV4 on January 21st, headlined by Liverpool’s Robbie Davies Jr who defends his WBA Continental Light Welterweight strap against former 3 weight Commonwealth Champion, Scotland’s Willie Limond.

The talented Yorkshire slickster has outlined his plans for 2017, with anyone in the Lightweight division on ‘Unique’s’ hitlist.

See Also

“I’m really looking forward to getting back in the ring and delighted that it’s on ITV4.”

Shafiq continued “Thank you to both Neil Marsh and Richard Poxon for having me on and of course to my manager Dominic for making it happen.”

Shafiq revealed that his opponent for the contest will be an unbeaten German with a record of 5-0 4KOs. The member of the famous Ingle gym gave his prediction on what fans can expect from him on January 21 in Preston.

“The guy I’m fighting is a tough fighter who can punch a bit but I can only see it ending in him getting knocked out!”

The Ingle gym is buzzing at the moment, with the fighters enjoying training at the Ingle Gym Fuerteventura and back in Sheffield, with famous faces such as Ricky Hatton popping in to the legendary Wincobank gym. Shafiq opened up on who had been in the gym and how sparring and training had been going for his upcoming fight.

“I’ve been lucky to have great sparring for this fight. We always have great sparring in our gym however I’ve been sparring Gavin McDonnell and Tamuka Mucha has been up with the Sanigar’s. It’s been excellent and I’m ready to put on a show on January 21 in Preston.”

The likable rising Lightweight has not boxed in a year and elaborated on what has changed and intends on making up for lost time in 2017.

“I’m a different fighter now and people will see that on January 21.”

“I want to be in the British title mix by the end of the year. I feel that’s realistic as the belt may become vacant towards the end of the year.”

“In the meantime there is loads of options and fighting for a World Youth title like Adam Etches won would be one I would jump at! It looks like Kell’s belt so I’d take it round everywhere and get free curries when I won it!”

Read more articles about:
red-speech-300×267

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Kell Brook willing to return to welterweight to face Terence…

Kell Brook willing to return to welterweight to face Terence Crawford

Kell Brook remains in the running to face WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford but Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr as also in the mix, according to Top Rank president Todd DuBoef. Brook previously met with Top Rank boss Bob Arum to plead …

Joseph Parker rejects Junior Fa fight after "stratospheric" demands

Joseph Parker rejects Junior Fa fight after

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker 27-2 (21) has knocked back a potential fight with local rival Junior Fa 19-0 (10) after a “stratospheric” financial demand from the Fa camp, according to manager David Higgins. The fight would seem a n…

Dmitry Bivol calls out Canelo Alvarez at super middleweight

Dmitry Bivol calls out Canelo Alvarez at super middleweight

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol 17-0 (11) says he is prepared to move down a weight class for the opportunity to face Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 53-1-2 (36). The undefeated 29-year-old Russian won the WBA strap in 2017 and…

Jeff Horn reveals coronavirus may cut short his career

Jeff Horn reveals coronavirus may cut short his career

Jeff Horn has admitted the global coronavirus pandemic may cut short his career but says the future of Australian boxing is bright. The 32-year-old former WBO welterweight champion was scheduled to face rising star Tim Tszyu in Townsville on April…

Shakur Stevenson insists he’s no Floyd Mayweather

Shakur Stevenson insists he’s no Floyd Mayweather

WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson 13-0 (7) has denied he is the next Floyd Mayweather, insisting he is his own fighter. His comments come after promoter Bob Arum labelled him the heir apparent to the retired former pound-for-pound king. …

Anthony Joshua labelled "crazy", Kubrat Pulev to donate half his…

Anthony Joshua labelled

Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he was called “crazy” for seeking an immediate rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr following his disastrous American debut. Joshua suffered a shock defeat to the Mexican-American at New York’s Madison Square …

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US