I ruled over the British 140lb division for exactly 15
My reign saw me beat two of the division's best fighters in the
last ten years. Lenny Daws and Jason Cook have been British,
European and World IBO champion between each other.
WBC world champion Danny Garcia who many thought I beat back in
February of 2010 is due to fight Amir Khan in July.
WBA world number four, Delvin Rodriguez, who I beat two years
ago, lost in his challenge to WBA 154lbs world champion Austin
Trout last weekend. He has now challenged for the IBF Welterweight
and WBA Junior Middleweight titles. He is a seasoned world level
campaigner that I enjoyed 10 rounds with and beat in a competitive
I have been resting my body and mind in my grandfather Reginald
Treasure's homeland of Jamaica for the past two weeks. I'm ready
and excited about competing on the world scene again.
Many British boxing fans only know me as British champion, but I
was a successful world level campaigner before I was British
champion. I started boxing to fight the world's best and be the
best I can be, and nothing has changed.
I have six years left in my boxing career which will see me win
more International titles and fight the world's best. I really do
love my chosen profession, despite its ups and downs.
British boxing is blessed to have two 140lbs fighters
representing on the world scene.
Since the amateurs I always wanted to fight Lenny Daws. He was
the only fight I wanted in Britain. From when I achieved that feat
I really should have went back to the world scene, but the lure of
the Lonsdale belt; once I held that beautiful piece of
craftsmanship, I really wanted to own it outright.
In a few years time I'll come back and regain the British title
and finally get a Lonsdale belt for keeps. It's unfinished business
I'm currently reading Sugar Ray Leonard's autobiography, The Big
One of his many great quotes regarding opponents really stands
out as being both true and apt for me; "It's impossible to be
motivated if the competition doesn't match up. We are not robots.
We save our best for the best".
I'm no different.
The best fights in my career have been against WBC world number
nine, DeMarcus Corley, WBC world Champion, Danny Garcia, and two
time world title challenger, Delvin Rodriguez.
During the month of April three of America's top promoters
offered me the type of fights I started boxing for.
Goosen Tutor offered me a fight with Josesito Lopez. Lopez is
now fighting Victor Ortiz in June as Andre Berto failed a drug
$100,000 was put on the table for me to fight in Russia against
Khabib Allakhverdiev, who I have sparred in Florida back in 2008.
Kendall Holt has now accepted the challenge.
Mayweather Promotions wanted me on the Mayweather/Cotto card on
May 5th. Jesse Vargas was the opponent in mind. Steve Forbes later
I had to turn these fights down due to my commitments as British
champion. I am now free to continue my assault on the world scene.
I haven't fought a world level operator for two long years.
I'm excited again!
I'm a real big game player and I need big fights to get the best
out of me.
It's actually really exciting times as I'm heading back on my
world journey that I interrupted for the Lonsdale belt.
The focus for my team and Hatton Promotions is to secure the
fights that will propel me back to the world scene where I truly
"I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened,
the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the
people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. "