Local boxer Elliott Sowe is looking to ‘put on a performance’ on TOP’s ‘War’ card this Saturday at The H Suite in Edgbaston.
The 23-year-old is currently 3-0-0 as a professional fighter, his previous bout against Liam Richards coming as a decision win in a devastatingly one-sided performance.
He utilised his reach and power to great extent during the contest, something which saw him win all four rounds on the judges’ scorecards, as well as excite an already-vocal crowd.
Sowe’s opponent for this weekend’s event is yet to be publicly confirmed by the promotion, however the Birmingham-based athlete is certainly maintaining his concentration levels as the fight looms closer.
He said: “Preparation has been good so far. All I’m trying to do is focus on things I did wrong in my last fight – I need to nail things down because I could have stopped him (Richards).
“I’m just trying to calm myself down, just trying to be more relaxed. The good parts you just leave, because that’s already there, but the wrong things you need to hone in on.
“I’m feeling fit, I’m feeling strong. I had a little rest, but now I’m back, hungry, and I definitely just want to put in a good performance for the next fight.”
The Englishman seems well aware of what he must improve upon if he is to reach his personal goals, but wants to stay grounded and not look too far ahead past Saturday’s fight.
He continued: “I couldn’t give you a prediction. What happens on the night happens on the night.
“I don’t want to put things in my head, I just want to be relaxed and composed and get the job done.”
Sowe has been recognised as one of the most promising talents currently making a name for himself in the city, winning the ‘Birmingham Boxing Column’s 2022 Boxer to Watch’ Award at the start of the year.
The welterweight beat a number of other young fighters to the title, and he is looking to use the prize as added motivation for his future career.
Sowe said: “Obviously, I’ve been noticed. They’ve picked me out as someone to look forward to.
“I was picked over three other fighters, who all had big amateur fights, so to be in that same calibre was a good feeling.
“It’s something that shows you’re on the right track.”