Tynesider readying for Ring Return



Handy Andy ready to return with Fists of Fury

Newcastle super middleweight, Andrew ‘el cannon’ Buchanan, 7-1-1(2) is readying for a return to the ring after an unintentional stay of absence.

Since lifting the International Masters strap on home soil shortly before Christmas last year the Tynesider has not been seen or heard from, until now. In what will be slightly more than eleven months since that last outing, besting Gary Boulden on points, Buchanan’s management felt it best to put him on the road.

Through no real fault of their own it turned out not to be a wise decision as chance after chance has fallen by the wayside. Now though he is fighting fit, stronger and faster than ever before, and taking it back in time to bring a new and improved Andy Buchanan.

Having himself returned to the sport last year after a few years out the title success was a fantastic encapsulation of his desire to return. Second year syndrome has however been very much a damp squib and he will look at his potential November 29 outing as starting again.

“I’m just getting sick of people pulling out as I’ve had a few of them over the past year, Brophy and Blackledge included,” began Buchanan.

“It’s not going to bother me if people want to call me out though as I’m ready and willing to fight anyone and if (John) McCallum wants a go then that’s great because I’m ready to go and have been for months now, it’s just been a case of keeping things steady and ticking over”

The Tynesider fighter, nicknamed ‘el cannon’ quite rightly believes in his abilities and that he can take on those in the upper echelons of the British super middleweight division, he just needs those chances to open up before him.

“Ideally I’d like to get a good six rounder in before Christmas then maybe push on a bit in the New Year,” the super middleweight title holder continued.

“My trainer (Micky Duncan) and I both believe that I can get into the mix with the big boys and challenge those in the top ten or fifteen in the country and I have no intention to pad out my record with fights against journeymen.

“I showed against Jonson (McClumpha) how capable I am and now need to mix it with the best and if I lose then I loser, I’ll just pick myself up afterwards and carry on regardless.”

For Buchanan though he doesn’t have to worry as to how a defeat will affect him, although we are in a different time to his last reverse and the fighter was in fact in his twenties (in Sussex against Jason Collins in March 2002 – TWELVE YEARS AGO).

Now he’s feeling like the Buchanan of old and is hoping he can again make up for lost time.

“I’m the new version of the old Andy Buchanan,” he explained.

“I do feel as though I’m in my twenties when it comes to sparring and in the ring now. But, with all that’s happened over the past year for then I’ve got a lot of fury and anger that I am ready to unleash on whoever I happen to face next, whether that be McCallum or otherwise – I’m ready, let’s just hope they are.”

The show at the Gateshead Leisure Centre on November 29, ‘Resurrection,’ put on by Dennis Hobson Promotions in association with Fighting Chance Promotions, looks like it will have the makings of a classic and sees the inclusion of a top rating Northern Area title clash heading up the undercard as Tyne takes on Wear for the welterweight strap with the undefeated duo of Robert Dixon and Lee Mould colliding.

An outing for Tynesider super middleweight, Andrew Buchanan, looks a good addition to the glistening undercard.

Advertising and sponsorship packages are available and information is available by contacting Peter Mann on 07596657371. Tickets will go on general sale soon and will range from £35 standard to £75 platinum from fighters on the show, the Fighting Chance Media Officer, or via the ticket hotline 07544 222 089.

You can follow Andrew Buchanan’s progress as a professional boxer on his new Facebook PAGE


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Posted on 26/10/2014, in Boxing, Fighting Chance and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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