14th December 2013
“Working with the world champion was an opportunity me and Ste (coach Steve Maylett) jumped at.
|Terry Flanagan and coach Steve Maylett with English belt and Prizefighter trophy|
“Tez picked up alot of things off Ricky who is a great fighter with high ring craft, he’s a top guy and Terry can take alot from it and hopes to follow in his footsteps.“
“I defeated two former British champions in the Prizefighter and I’m 18 fights unbeaten and ready to move up to the next level, I’ll fight whoever Ste says I should, I’ll fight anyone.” added Flanagan.
|Flanagan and Maylett discuss the future|
Coach Maylett, who has trained Flanagan from the amateurs, believes that Terry already deserved a shot at the British lightweight title, that was recently vacated by Gavin Rees and believes his English championship status and Prizefighter win warranted it. But it looks like Flanagan will now have to fight an eliminator first against former Prizefighter foe Derry Matthews.
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