Walker returns at welterweight

14.05.07 - David ‘Kid Dynamite’ Walker believes he can still be a force to be reckoned with as he makes his comeback at welterweight on the Hennessy Sports ‘SENI:BOX’ event at ExCeL London in Docklands on Friday, May 18th. The Hennessy Sports boxer was last in action against Manchester’s Jamie Moore in a fourth round stoppage loss for the British Light-middleweight Title in September 2005.

But Walker is returning a division down and is refreshed after his break from the sport. The former two-weight Southern Area champion and European Title challenger is now eager to convince promoter Mick Hennessy and trainer Rob McCracken that he will soon be ready to fight for another championship.

“I had my first amateur fight in 1987 so I have been boxing 20 years now,” said Walker. “Until this break I’ve had, I’ve not had a rest from the sport at all and kept very busy.

“It was good to take a bit of time out. My wife has given birth to a boy and I think the rest has done me good. I feel fresh again.

“This is the last throw of the dice for me and I’m at my natural weight. I wasn’t big enough at light-middleweight, but only lost to two good boys in Jamie Moore and Roman Karmazin.

“I feel a lot better at welterweight and I believe I can still win the British Title which I have been dreaming of doing since I was ten years old.

“I was a big puncher at welterweight and voted most entertaining fighter of the year, but I’m going to try and do a few things differently this time.

“I’ve been listening to my trainer Rob McCracken and trying to put into action what he has been telling me. I’m also a lot fitter than before.

“I’ve got faith in Mick Hennessy and Rob McCracken. They will look after me and will pick the right fights for me. Hopefully in two or three fights I will have my sharpness back and can then look to a title fight.”

‘Kid Dynamite’ was involved in explosive encounters against Jimmy Vincent and Spencer Fearon before his European Light-Middleweight challenge against Russian Roman Karmazin – a future world champion - in 2003.

And Walker, once labelled ‘Britain’s Most Exciting Boxer,’ is confident he can once again be a big name.

He said: “I need to show I’m dedicated and ready for it. Mick Hennessy and Rob McCracken need to see that I’m serious about what I’m saying and that’s what I intend to do.

“The British welterweight scene is wide open for me. There are some good fighters in there, but none that worry me too much.

“I know what I’ve got to do to put things right. I just wish I had this approach a few years ago because I’m ready to get to the top.”

Article posted on 14.05.2007

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