Adil Anwar is hoping for for shot at British 140 lb. title in 2013
Leeds based Light-Welter Weight Boxer Adil Anwar is hoping 2013 will be the year he finally gets a shot at the British Light-Welterweight Title.
The former English Champion and winner of the Light-Welter-Weights II Prizefighter Tournament has already notched up 18 wins in his career so far and has secured himself a place as the Mandatory Challenger for the Light-Welter Weight British Title.
“I love going out to fight in front of huge crowds and I love the atmosphere. In October at the same venue I had massive support from supporters from across the country.”
Over 8,000 turned out on what was a memorable night for Adil, who is nicknamed the Platinum Kid.
Adil, 25 has been one of the most exciting Asian boxers of generation in recent years but has yet to be given the chance to fight for the British light-welterweight title.
His career was put on hold after he was involved in a car accident, which also completely shattered his dreams of making it to the 2008 Beijing Olympics but he fought back to reach new heights with a stunning set of victories.
He has already come through two eliminators, the most recent of which saw him defeat highly-rated, Dale Miles on points.
In February he will be fighting on the undercard to the David Price heavyweight bout against Tony Thompson. Price, is a two-time world title challenger and British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion.
“I think there some boxers out there who are avoiding me.”
“Domestically, it seems I am one of the most avoided fighter. I have had 19 fights and still not had a shot at the title which many people find strange.”
“Hopefully, I will be given the chance this year and I am ready to prove it.”
Adil, who hails from Leeds is presently training rigorously for the fight away from his friends and family. His gruelling training regime begins with a run at 4am.
“There are no distractions here and it helps you stay focussed. All I do is eat, sleep and pray my namaz.
“Although my family can come and visit the next few weeks will be just crucial.”
Adil began boxing at 13 and he was English Schoolboy champ before he turned professional. Since doing so, he has overcome contenders such as Tyrone Nurse, Barry Morrison and Dave Ryan to put himself in contention for the national title.
Despite his success and fame Adil remains modest in his outlook and regularly attends schools to do inspirational talks and charity events both locally and nationally
He was keen to give advice to young boxers looking to make a name for themselves. “The main advice I give is that boxing is not an easy sport. You have to keep dedicated and work hard to achieve anything.
“In twenty years you could look back at your life and say I could have done something..or you can look back say you did it.”
Keep up to date on Adil’s progress and fights by following him on twitter @Adil_Anwar or on his Facebook fan page Adil Anwar.
Tickets for Adil Anwar’s fight at the Liverpool Echo Arena on February 23rd are available by calling 0845 163 0845
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