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Derry Mathews is Eager To Impress Against Sadjaia

With various titles on his radar for 2013, Liverpool’s Derry Mathews is insistent that he needs to look impressive against Georgian import, Beka Sadjaia, on December 7th at Manchester’s Bowlers venue. Sadjaia brings a mixed 29-17-1 record along with him but has two KO victories in his last three fights up at light-welterweight.

Providing chief support to the eagerly-anticipated “Battle of Manchester” between Kieran Farrell and Anthony Crolla, Mathews knows that a future showdown against the victor is a huge possibility and admits that he can’t afford any slip ups against Sadjaia.

“I’m grateful towards Dave Coldwell and his team for giving me this opportunity and I’m hoping that they can deliver me the big fights in 2013,” said Mathews. “This is a fight that will keep me busy because at this stage of my career, I don’t want to be waiting for months and months to get a fight. I’ve got to look good on December 7th and then once that fight is out the way, I can sit down with Dave and we can start aiming towards the top again.”

2012 has been a mixed year thus far for Liverpool’s former “Golden Boy”, Lonsdale success against Crolla was as high as it got for the 2002 ABA champion but it was all downhill from there as Mathews missed out on continental honours when falling short against Gavin Rees, and then lost to Terry Flannigan in October’s Prizefighter. Despite the setbacks, Mathews is confident that he can head into next year with his sight firmly focused on the Britain’s leading lightweights.

“I’ve been boxing a very long time now and I still know that I can mix it with all the guys at the top of my division no matter who they are. Winning the British title last year was the highlight of my career and I’m desperate to have a few more nights like that and I fully believe that I’ve got what it takes to achieve that. I’ve got a solid, dependable team around me and I know each of them are doing all they can to get me back amongst the belts. 2013 is going to be a big year for me and I’ll arrive in style after doing a number on Sadjaia on December 7th.”

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