“Big fights” ahead for Swindon boxer Young

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Kelvin Young is excited by the prospect of fighting Andrew Buchanan in an English title eliminator but the Swindon super middleweight says there could be bigger fights ahead for him prior to that fight.

The English title eliminator between Young and Buchanan has been put out for purse bids until October 14th with the fight itself scheduled to take place before the end of January 2016.

Young told Your Sport Swindon that he will be ready for that fight in December although his manager Keith Mayo is closing in on a bigger fight before than which could take place in November.

“It is a great opportunity (to fight Buchanan) up in Newcastle,” Young told Your Sport Swindon.

“I’ve never been to Newcastle so it would be great to go up there into his back yard and fight there.

“I’ll be ready for that fight in December.

“There is the possibility of another big fight for me before then though that will be at light heavyweight.

“My manager Keith Mayo is working on that at the moment and that will be in November.

“I’m not a light heavyweight but if these kind of fights make sense then I have to take them and I can always drop back down to super middleweight after.

“I think these big fights on the road will bring out the best of me because I know they are going to be against top, top quality lads because of my record and my ranking.”

Thinking about the potential clash with Buchanan, whose record is eight wins, one loss and two draws, Young said he expects to be in another difficult fight, adding: “I know that Andrew Buchanan was a decent amateur I think at international level too.

“He is a decent lad but I think he has had a long period of inactivity and has not been in that many fights

“He is getting on a bit but I think he is probably a young 35 because he has not had many fights.

“I’ll be ready for that fight in December and I’ll look more at him if and when the fight happens.”

Meanwhile Young says his return to training after getting married back in August is going well and revealed he hopes to get some top sparring with the likes of Nathan Cleverly and Tom Baker in the coming weeks.

“Training has been good,” said Young. “I’ve started sparring properly this week and done some rounds with Kelly Morgan, Ben Heap and Alex Brunnen.

“I’m a bit rusty at the moment but I’m feeling fitter and sharper all the time.

“I’m hoping to get some sparring with Nathan Cleverly and I’ve been speaking to Mark Tibbs about sparring Tom Baker in the next few weeks.

“That is the kind of top sparring I need for the fights I’m going to be in.”