Ashington boxer Scott ‘back to former self’

Lewis Scott has declared that he is ‘back to his former self’ ahead of fighting on August 21 at the Academy For Sport at Gateshead Stadium.

The Ashington boxer dislocated his shoulder in a loss to Rhys Pagan in November and has struggled to get back to winning ways since – losing a narrow points decision to Simone Lucas in May.

However, Scott has worked hard on the rehabilitation of his shoulder and now feels he can re-create the form that saw him begin his career with five straight victories.

He said: “I was apprehensive about my shoulder in the last fight and as a result I was hesitating too much. But I had to get in the ring at some stage.

“This time round I haven’t had any problems with my shoulder.

“I’m back to my old self. I’m looping my left hands in and I’m putting the pressure on my opponents again in sparring.

“I’m a come forward fighter and we will definitely see that on August 21.”

Fighting Chance Promotions, based in Felling, manage a number of professional north east boxers including Jon-Lewis Dickinson and Travis Dickinson.

Scott is assured that the Fighting Chance set-up has had a positive impact on his career since he joined in January.

“My nutritionist Chris Clayton has worked wonders with me. Normally I don’t eat well, but he’s got me back on target,” he added.

“Ronnie Rowe, Fighting Chance chief coach, and coach Gary Barr speak for themselves. They are legends in the north east and it’s doing me the world of good. I’m firing on all cylinders.

“Travis Dickinson, Jon-Lewis Dickinson and Craig Dixon are all established fighters and you don’t get to that level without a good coach.

“You can be as talented as you want, but you need a good team to take you to the next level.

“Their work is paying off and I need to showcase it on August 21.”

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