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Lewis Ritson Vows To Fight His Way To a WBA Title Shot

As previously reported, Lewis Ritson will defend his WBA Inter-Continental Super-Lightweight Title against Mexico’s former long-reigning World Champion Miguel Vazquez on Saturday October 17, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.
 
Ritson (20-1, 12 KOs) was originally slated to face Vazquez (42-9, 16 KOs) on April 4 in Newcastle before the COVID-19 pandemic turned the sporting world on its head and the event was postponed until a later date.

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The Geordie favourite produced a career-best performance to beat bitter rival Robbie Davies Jr in an enthralling Fight of the Year candidate last time out in October to stay in line for a shot at the WBA Super-Lightweight crown.
 
Vazquez previously held the IBF Lightweight World Title for four years, making six defences of the title in that time, before losing to Mickey Bey via a controversial split decision in Las Vegas, and will provide a tough test for 26-year-old Ritson. 
 
“I've had no time off,” said Ritson. “I've been in the gym the full year training hard, staying ready and waiting for a date to be confirmed. Nothing has really changed and now it’s full steam ahead for October 17.
 
“If I bring my A game then I'll be very hard to beat and that’s what I'm planning on doing. We know what Miguel Vazquez is all about, he’s going to be a real test for me. I’ve had top level sparring with the likes of Josh Taylor that has kept me fresh.
 
“Once I get the win on October 17 I’m going to have a week off and then get straight back in the gym. I want to fight again by the end of the year, hopefully Eddie can keep the big fights coming. I want to keep pushing towards that WBA World Title, that’s the main goal for me.”

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Comment by Marvlus Marv on 09-19-2020

[QUOTE=Corelone;20767143]He's kind of Mexican. He'll get beat down, but he won't run.[/QUOTE] He won't run, that's true. A good Newcastle lad.

Comment by GlassJoey on 09-18-2020

When I saw him lose to Patera, I thought maybe it was styles and experience but if Sean Dodd can beat Patera the Ritson has no business at world level.

Comment by Corelone on 09-18-2020

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;20766605]Ritson looks good when he lets his hands go but his cement feet means he's often trading. That style takes you so far.[/QUOTE] He's kind of Mexican. He'll get beat down, but he won't run.

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 09-18-2020

Ritson looks good when he lets his hands go but his cement feet means he's often trading. That style takes you so far.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 09-18-2020

Doesn't look like Ritson wants anything to do with EBU champ Sandor Martin then!

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