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Fowler hoping for British title after Harper

Fowler tackles Harper on undercard of Harper vs Jonas on Friday

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Anthony Fowler is aiming to become British champion by the end of the year Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Anthony Fowler is aiming to become British champion by the end of the year Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Anthony Fowler says he’s aiming to become British Super-Welterweight champion by the end of 2020, ahead of his clash with Adam Harper on Friday.

‘The Machine’ has secured three successive victories since his sole defeat to current Lonsdale belt holder Scott Fitzgerald in March 2019 and faces former English champion, Harper in the second Matchroom Fight Camp show on Friday from the gardens of their headquarters.

And the 29-year-old is hopeful of receiving a British title shot against current Commonwealth titlist James Metcalf or Ted Cheeseman, who beat Sam Eggington on Saturday, with Fitzgerald currently suspended.

“Ideally I want to be British Champion by the end of the year,” Fowler said.

“I want to box someone like James Metcalf or Ted Cheeseman for the Title. I don’t want to be boxing the likes of Kieron Conway.

“I want to move forward, push on and prove I’m better than that.

Fowler clashes with Adam Harper on Friday Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Fowler clashes with Adam Harper on Friday Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

“I don’t want to be floating around domestic level much longer. I’m not getting any younger so it’s time to push on.”

Fowler stopped Theophilus Tetteh inside a round in Matchroom’s last pre-lockdown show in March, marking his first fight under trainer Shane McGuigan, who he joined forces with in January.

The Liverpudlian has vowed to display the alterations he has made under McGuigan’s tutelage and is looking to put on a composed performance.

“I want to showcase my improvements in this fight,” Fowler added.

“People saw a little glimpse of me in my last fight with my looser footwork.

“I want to put on a professional display, not make as many mistakes and take my time a bit more.

“No matter who I fight I am looking to do a number on them, because they are in the way of my dreams and my future, so I will be prepared and in the best shape mentally and physically.”

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