A busy 2014 for boxer Mitch

TRAINING: Mitch Prince goes through his paces in the gym in preparation for a busy 2014.
TRAINING: Mitch Prince goes through his paces in the gym in preparation for a busy 2014.

CUMBERNAULD’S professional boxer Mitch Prince has set his sights on a busy 2014.

The boxer, who turns 30 in March and gets married in October, turned teetotal in November and has vowed to get as many fights as possible this year.

His first target is Stuart Green. Mitch lost a Scottish title fight to him in 2010 and is keen to set the record straight.

“I am 100 per cent certain I will win,” said Mitch.

“I lost the previous fight because I didn’t take things seriously at the time, I only had about three weeks’ training.

“But I’m a changed man today, I’m going to win this time. I am training full time, twice a day six days a week and I’ve cut out drinking so I’m always ready to go. It was hard getting through Christmas and New Year without any drink but I’m ready to reap the benefits.”

In June Mitch fought Willie Limond for the Commowealth Light Welterweight title, and lost on points after an exciting contest. When the hoped-for opportunities failed to materialise Mitch almost quit the fight game, but a new ally has seen him bounce back from despair.

“I got sponsorship from Lee Rawlings at ringsideboxingequipment.co.uk and that gave me the boost I needed to get back on track. With my trainer Jim Love in my corner and Lee Rawlings behind me there’s no stopping me.”

As a token of appreciation for his new backer, Mitch has had the website logo tattooed on his leg.

The title fight is being hosted by the St Andrews Sporting Club in Radisson Hotel, Argyle St, Glasgow on January 20. Tickets are £110 including a five course meal and the night is men only with a strict black suit and dickie bow dress code. For tickets contact Mitch direct via Facebook or on 07912 963761.

And that’s not all, for Mitch has already lined up another fight - he will be in the ring on February 28 in the Ravenscraig sports facility, Motherwell. Watch this space for more news of that bout.