Lee Gunter eager for his professional bow
Boxer Lee Gunter is looking to make light work of his professional debut in the ring this weekend.
The 21-year-old, from Cannock, turned pro 14 weeks ago as is ready to make his bow at Villa Park as part of ‘Divided We Fall’ bill by Tommy Owens Promotions.
Gunter’s opponent is yet to be revealed but the fighter, who is based at the B78 Boxing Gym in Tamworth, is in high spirits going into the contest.
“I can’t wait, I’m feeling really and had been working at turning pro for about a year in the gym before it happened,” he said.
“I feel like I’m ready to go in and smash someone.
“I’m excited, my trainer and team expect me to go out there and get a stoppage. I’ve trained stupidly hard.”
The former Cardinal Griffin High School pupil began boxing at 13 after previously practicing karate and kickboxing.
He has won 20 from 33 amateur bouts.
And Gunter views this as just the start of an ambitious short-term plan.
“I want to win a Midland Title and then an English Title within two years, I think that’s realistic,” he added.
Gunter, who is trained by Karl Williams and managed by John Pegg, is expected to feature first on the six-fight card.
He is sponsored by Steel Processing Midlands LTD in Burntwood and Almar Taxis in Cannock.
Tickets are £35, £50 for balcony and VIP seating and £60 for a table for 10 ringside.