Within the coronary heart of Barnsley, an area contender is incomes a popularity as a formidable super-middleweight, and his identify is Callum Simpson.
At simply 26 years previous, this undefeated contender is on a quest for glory and is about to take the following step in his profession as he prepares to face Germaine Browne on the iconic York Corridor in London on September 30, dwell on Sky Sports activities.
Simpson, who has strung collectively 12 straight wins, is happy for his upcoming battle with Browne.
“It is an important combat for me,” he informed Sky Sports activities. “To be sincere, I have been asking for this combat for fairly some time now, particularly when he had the English title.
“From what I’ve seen of him, he is an thrilling fighter, just like myself. He would not actually go on the again foot, likes to place the stress on, throws plenty of pictures. It must be an thrilling combat. It ought to undoubtedly be a fan-friendly combat.”
Simpson sealed a dominant factors win over Boris Crighton
After a red-hot run of 9 stoppages, Simpson went the space in opposition to Boris Crighton in July, and admits the unanimous resolution win taught him to remain calm as a substitute of recklessly pursuing a knockout.
He mentioned: “I really feel like I dominated the combat. Wanting again on it, I rushed it quite a bit. I did not actually change my ways. I used to be dashing. I feel generally I used to be a bit too quick for my very own good.
“Typically I feel as a substitute of simply sitting on my pictures and deciding on extra single pictures, once I felt like I had him damage, I’d simply attempt to chase him as a substitute of setting them up. I did get a very good 10 rounds. It is an important studying combat for me and I take lots from that combat.”
Now, with the style of victory recent on his lips, Simpson is extra motivated than ever to proceed his ascent within the boxing world. His upcoming bout in opposition to Browne is an important step in direction of that objective. Simpson will not be merely content material with being a hometown hero; he is aiming to filter the home scene and set up himself as a drive to be reckoned with on the worldwide stage.
Simpson mentioned: “I do know folks say you can’t look previous sure fights, and clearly I am not. However finish of the day, I consider I will beat him. If I beat Germaine, it proves what I am saying in regards to the home scene, that I really feel like I will clear up domestically after which push on for titles from there.
“I’ve heard plenty of good issues about him. It is a good check for me, particularly if I can cease him. However like I discovered from my final combat, to not attempt to rush it an excessive amount of and go chasing the stoppage. I am going to take a unique strategy this time, however sure, it must be a very good combat.”
However it’s not simply in regards to the combat on September 30, it is in regards to the larger image. Simpson has his eyes set on extra titles and championships within the close to future.
With Jack Cullen ripping away the British and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles from Mark Heffron earlier this month, Simpson feels a combat now could be made simpler and is focusing on a possible bout for these belts quickly.
“I wish to go to the standard route and win the home titles first,” mentioned Simpson.
“I am positive every little thing will work itself out and we’ll get some titles executed.”
Simpson hopes to carry a serious combat to his hometown soccer membership
One dream Simpson holds near his coronary heart is the chance to combat in entrance of his hometown followers. Discussions are already underway a few bout on the Oakwell Stadium, dwelling of Barnsley Soccer Membership, subsequent yr.
He mentioned: “We’re hoping for subsequent yr, attempting to get to point out at Oakwell. I simply have to hold doing what I am doing. I am positive Boxxer will ship it, if the chance comes.
“To place a correct large occasion on there, get a squared circle in the midst of the pitch and get loads of followers in, that is one thing particular.”