In spite of not getting a wage from his fight with Matt Craddock, undefeated prospect Jack Bateson is raring to get back to business on Sunday in Liverpool.
Having turned pro in 2017, the Leeds fighter stormed to 11-0 and is eager to continue his professional journey after a brief layoff.
Speaking to BBTV, he stated: “He is unbeaten, fair play to him for stepping up and taking the fight, we have struggled to get an opponent and have put some good offers on the table for some good kids and have heard nothing back. So I’m thankful that he has taken the fight and I’m expecting the toughest fight of my career so far.
“It’s just about keeping my cool on the night and getting in there and doing the business. I feel like I’m ready to step up now and the time is right.”
He also urged fight fans to support small hall boxing, however possible, as he reflected on his dad’s situation by adding: “He’s hoping to get a show in before the end of the year, it just depends on how things change. He is gutted because he loves boxing, hopefully, he will be able to get a show in before the end of the year.
“Small hall is the next lads coming through that fans haven’t already seen all over their television screen. From what I have seen so far the on Sunday’s show it’s all great matchups. Hopefully, the promoters do well off these shows and boxing can come back a lot quicker.”