Feature | Jul 05 2016

Lewis Ritson heads home

Lewis Ritson boxes in Sunderland on July 10, writes Peter Mann
Lewis Ritson
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HAVING turned professional during the summer of 2015, Forest Hall’s Lewis Ritson has spent his time residing and plying his trade, north of the border, until now. A successful amateur both as an England international and a dual title winner of the TTW belts (67kgs & 71kgs) along with being an ABA Seniors finalist, Ritson’s turning over has been dramatic and successful.

Nine bouts in under a year sees him not only remain undefeated but collect the WBC World Youth Silver title against Bence Molnar – those ninety-seven bouts in the amateurs have paid off.

Now, having spent 12 months in Scotland, Ritson has decided the time is right to return home to Forest Hall and, in leaving Billy Nelson, sign management terms with Wearsider, Phil Jeffries. Returning to the gym where he made his name in the amateurs Ritson will be trained by his father, Davey, who is taking out a professional trainers licence to do the job.


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