By: Andrew Sutherland (@BigAndySuths)
Edinhurgh fighter Lewis Benson (5-0-0, 2 KO) returns to the ring this Saturday night on the undercard of Iain Butcher’s Commonwealth Title bid at Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, just 2 weeks after his last bout on the MGM Scotland Dinner Show in Glasgow.
The unbeaten welterweight takes on Nottinghamshire’s Fonz Alexander, in a match up that he is hoping to impress his home support in.
“He’s a very tough fighter who’s only been stopped three times so I’m looking to put another good performance in! Training has been going well, I’ve just kept sharp after my last fight which was 12 days ago. It was a hard fight, I beat a boy that was 1-0 who came out and gave it a good go but I had far too much in the locker for him. It was a good test for me at this stage in my career.”
Benson, who trains at Lochend Boxing Club has been kept busy since turning pro with MGM Scotland, following a successful amateur career which reached it’s pinnacle representing Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Benson spoke optimistically about his short term future in the game.
“By the end of the year, I hope to get myself a top 20 ranking and pick up a minor title on the way”.
If Benson can continue his winning ways, promoter Sam Kynoch will have no issues matching his charge in what is a very competitive domestic division, in fights that would no doubt whet the appetite of his loyal support.by