IBF European welterweight title challenger John Thain has revealed he is driven by the fear of looking back on his career without having fulfilled his potential.
The Scot (17-3-0-KO1) travels to London’s York Hall to take on Larry Ekundayo (13-1-KO3) for the title on #SeizeTheCity this Friday – live on iFL TV - and heads south full of hope.
Thain said: “I always wanted to be a champion and win the traditional belts – British, Commonwealth and European – before going as far as I can from there.
“A good friend of mine told me the reason he thought I was still boxing was because I’m yet to achieve my potential. No matter what that potential is, I want to be able to look back and say I achieved it.
“I know I haven’t got there yet and if I don’t reach that potential, it’ll prey on my mind. I don’t know what the limit is but if I can look back and say I won titles, that’d be special.
“People who knew me before I started boxing never predicted I’d turn professional, let alone fight for a European title.
“I know for sure that Larry Ekundayo is a good boxer but in this welterweight division, there are no easy fights if you want to be a champion. I believe I’ll have my hand raised on Friday.”
MTK Global’s expansion continues as it confirms its first ever show in Wales will take place this summer.
The Vale Sports Arena in the Welsh capital of Cardiff will play host to the event on September 7.
MTK Global CEO Sandra Vaughan said: “We are delighted to confirm this show in Wales and we will be announcing the fights in due course.
“Wales has always played a huge role in boxing in the UK and has consistently produced top-level champions. We hope to help continue those traditions.
“With our operations in Scotland and over in Belfast growing all the time, it was only a matter of time before we broke into the Welsh market and we’re glad the time has come.”
MTK Global already boasts several high-class Welsh fighters on its roster and is planning to add to that number.
MTK Global is proud to reveal its new media hub for boxing content MTK TV will be launched in August.
The new channel will be broadcast free online and will provide fans with unrivalled access to fighters, shows and events from across the world.
With more than 160 fighters on its roster, MTK Global is the foremost boxing management in the world and is set to use unique access to bring its heroes to your screens.
Behind-the-scenes footage, up-close-and-personal interviews and contraband sparring tapes will all be regular features of a new age for boxing media.
MTK Global CEO Sandra Vaughan said: “This is a huge step for MTK Global and we are confident MTK TV will be the place to be for any boxing fan.
“Through our work with iFL TV, we know what the people out there want and we’ve had time to coordinate a media package that is the first of its kind.
“Media is a key cog in the wheel of boxing and with our own dedicated channel, we’re going to bring the supporters closer to the fighters.”