Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ryan Farrag Eyes Weight Drop Ahead Of Return

By Elliot Foster

Ryan Farrag is moving down in weight as he looks to get back in the title mix.

The former European bantamweight champion, who has been out of the ring since losing to Ryan Burnett for the British title last October, admitted in a recent TV interview that he would need to drop down.

But Farrag (16-3, 4 KOs) said that world titles by the end of this calendar year would not be out of the question if he settled properly in the 115-pound division.

ryan-farrag

“I’d say I boxed at the top level at bantamweight last year,” the 28-year-old Liverpudlian told John Parry on Bunce’s Boxing Hour last week.

“I boxed [Karim] Guerfi and [the aforementioned Ryan] Burnett and I just felt that the lads had a little bit more strength on me, so I’m going to go down to super-flyweight and hopefully I’ll be the biggest out of the bunch down there and they will be feeling my strength.

“I’ll definitely be looking for titles next year in that division.

Farrag has the likes of newly-crowned WBA champion Kal Yafai, WBC king Roman Gonzalez and WBO ruler Naoya Inoue for company in his new weight division.

But despite the level of opposition he may face in the upper echelons of the weight class, the former English champion –– who had a points victory against Elvis Guillen sandwiched between the two defeats last year –– is not ruling out being part of the top table come the end of 2017.

“I think I could make a great impact [at the weight],” he continued. “I don’t think there’s anyone at that weight in the country that would give me problems.

“Yafai’s just won a world title at that weight and that would be a great fight. Obviously I’ve got a bit of work to do before I’m there yet, but world titles by the end of the year is not far off.”

Tags: Ryan Farrag image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines WBC Reacts To Behavior, Controversial Comments By Angel Garcia Sullivan Barrera Accepts Artur Beterbiev IBF Eliminator WBA President Gives Status on Heavyweights, PED Testing, More Luis Ortiz vs. Jarrell Miller Could Top First Matchroom Card in U.S. Video: Michael Conlan Discusses His Pro Debut in March Joshua Coming To America, as Hearn Begins Build To Wilder Fight Felix Diaz Dares Crawford: Fight a Real Challenge, I'll Go To Omaha! Cotto vs. Kirkland, Lemieux vs. Stevens Land on BoxNation Photos: Anthony Mundine, Tim Tszyu Putting in Work Photos: Haye, Schaefer Hold Presser To Announce Their UK Deal Erislandy Lara-Yuri Foreman Card Generates 547,000 Viewers Photos/Weights: Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Bouts David Haye, Richard Schaefer Team Up, Launch Hayemaker Ringstar Froch: Smith is Not Ready For DeGale, Should Face Dirrell First Pedro Diaz on N'Dam's Big KO Win, Golovkin vs. Jacobs, Gamboa Luis Ortiz: Miller Will Have To Back Up The Crap He's Talking Adonis Stevenson: Unfair Haters Call All of My Opponents 'Bums' Danny Garcia: Not Worried About Critics Who Won't Say it to My Face Eubank Jr: In a Rematch I Would Annihilate Saunders in Four! Pacquiao: In The Eyes of The People - I Beat Floyd Mayweather Andrew Selby Faces Diale For WBC Regional on Eubank-Quinlan Wilkins, Karkardi To Appeal BBBofC Bans Over Nick Blackwell Manny Pacquiao: I Would Fight Conor McGregor - Only in Boxing De La Hoya Worried: Chavez Jr. Could Derail Canelo-Golovkin Plan Danny Garcia on Father's Racial Jabs: I've Heard Trump Say Worse! The Return of Zab Judah Ricardo Mayorga Holds Press Conference, Reveals April 1 Return DeGale: Mayweather Came To My Room, I Doubt I'll Work With Him! Cuadras Sides With Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. To Take Down Canelo Canelo-Chavez: Big Promotional Tour on Tap, Big Undercard Plans Photos: David Lemieux, Curtis Stevens - Face To Face in Montreal Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Beat Gennady Golovkin, He's Not The Truth! Photos: Adam Lopez vs. Danny Roman - Official Weigh-in Leo Santa Cruz: I’ll Fight Different Than in First Frampton Bout Froch: I'm Very Confident Callum Smith Beats Anthony Dirrell Juan Jose Velasco Faces Fernando Marin in WBA Regional Clash Oscar Valdez Yearns For Gary Russell Unification Bout Dejan Zlaticanin: I Will Catch Mikey Garcia and Knock Him Out Brooklyn Boxing With a Big 2016, Bigger 2017 is Expected Garcia Feels His Resume Stronger Than Thurman's, Has Proven More
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement