SWINDON MIDDLEWEIGHT PROSPECT Jamie Cox makes his long awaited return to the ring this Saturday at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall. He aims to send out a warning to his domestic rivals that he's back.
The undefeated southpaw takes on Huddersfield's Alistair Warren in a ten-rounder as chief support to the potential thriller between Stephen Ormond and Terry Flanagan's WBO European Lightweight title clash and Eliminator for the WBO World title, LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on BoxNation.
Cox, 28, has only fought once in the last three and half years (beating Matiouze Royer over six rounds in June last year) due to a serious hand injury and other issues outside of the ring that have kept him inactive.
But Cox, who was a stellar amateur claiming Gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and won a Commonwealth title at light-middleweight in the pro ranks, is determined to get back on top.
The domestic 160lb division is looking very competitive, with stars including Billy Joe Saunders, Andy Lee, Martin Murray and Chris Eubank Jr. Cox says there's no reason why he can't be in the mix.
"First of all I'm delighted that Frank Warren has got me on the Wolverhampton show and I'm going to show that I mean business," said Cox.
"I just want to fight again and fulfil the potential that I showed when I started out in the sport. I've had an unfortunate few years, but they're behind me now and I'm looking to the future. I'm determined to eventually become a world champion.
"I've got a bit of catching up to do, but I'm still young enough and I've matured mentally so I believe that I can still achieve the goals that I've set myself and more. It's like a brand new start for me in my career and it begins this Saturday night at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
"Fortunately, I'm in a division with a lot of quality names and there are some very exciting potential fights that can be made. Saunders, Lee, Murray and Eubank Jr are all at world level and I reckon that after a few more fights I can be up there with them - I'm that confident. I know that I could beat Nick Blackwell, John Ryder and Adam Etches now if I had the chance.
"I'm looking forward to getting things moving again and it's down to me to put on a top performance against Warren and get the win, before sitting down with my team and planning the next move."
Promoted by Frank Warren in association with P. J. Rowson, the WBO European Lightweight clash between Ormond and Flanagan, which doubles as an Eliminator for the WBO World title, headlines the action-packed card that also features:
- Welsh super-featherweight Craig Evans
- Swindon middleweight Jamie Cox
- Lightweight prospect Joe Costello
- Redditch middleweight Andrew Robinson
- Corby cruiserweight Simon Barclay
- Tipton light-heavyweight Ricky Summers
- Dudley light-middleweight Ryan Aston
- Swansea bantamweight Jay Harris
- The professional debut of Birmingham super-bantamweight Razza Hamza
Remaining tickets are available from 0870 320 7000 or online. Doors will open at 6.30pm
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