Birtley Bullet readying to fire again
Dixon prepares for summer showdowns
Having narrowly lost his last outing you’d be forgiven in thinking that Tyneside welterweight, Craig Dixon, 14-1, would be resting on his laurels. You will be wrong.
Having gone through some intense personal circumstances over the past few months (welcome to the world Miss Ava Dixon) since that Area title clash with Lee Mould late November last year, Dixon has been kicking his heels.
Now, with the Fighting Chance stable buoyed by Jon-Lewis Dickinson’s title success, looking at regular outings for their stable of fighters, Dixon is pencilled in for a July outing.
With the May shows coming just a little too soon Dixon will have had some twelve weeks or more training by the time he reappears this summer.
He said: “It was just bad timing really so I’m just aiming at getting myself ready for July.
“I was looking forward to being on that show (at the Lancastrian Suite) and I know I could have put on a show but there’s just been one thing after another and it wasn’t viable to appear. There are opportunities there for me and although it would be good to get an eight rounder for my comeback I’m a championship level fighter and that’s where I’m staying.”
That loss to Mould, although painful to the Fighting Chance stable, has spurred Craig on and, although a rematch is just one possibility he knows that moving forward and not dwelling is the way to be. Mind he does state that he would bite anyone’s hand off to face the Wearsider again.
“I do want a rematch with Mould and it is a fight that will sell,” Dixon continued.
“Neither of us have fought since that night in November and it seems to me to be a logical choice so I will surely fight him anytime, anywhere, whether at the Stadium of Light, Shields, Gateshead, wherever.
“Not just Mould though, there’s plenty of options about the region for me and further afield so I just need to see what comes up and take it from there.”
Dixon’s manager and long-time mentor, Ronnie Rowe added: “We are looking at an area or some other sort of title fight for Craig this summer.
“He’s in the gym as often as he can as he works away a lot, but he’s raring to go and we’re looking forward to seeing him back out again soon.”
On top of his usual training regime, expertly implemented by Rowe and his right-hand man Gary Barr, and the nutritional plans via the Fighting Chance nutritionist Chris Clayton, Dixon has been making the short trip to Washington and Unit 29 Fitness. As a close friend of Barr’s the Unit 29 owner, Andy Coulson, is adamant he can bring Craig on and admits the fighter is a welcome addition to the gym.
“Craig is a very promising athlete and a talented boxer with a lot going for him,” began Coulson.
“He’s been taking part in regular classes for conditioning as well as doing the strength & conditioning sessions with our professional athletes as well. It’s not only good for him but also us and we are looking at getting him stronger, fitter and faster than he’s been before.
“After speaking with (Gary) Barr we’ll also be looking at increasing his strength and his power and helping increase his ability to control fights through which we’re already starting to see improvements.”
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Posted on 17/04/2015, in Boxing, Fighting Chance and tagged Andy Coulson, Chris Clayton, Craig Dixon, Fighting Chance Promotions, Gary Barr, International Masters Bronze, Jon-Lewis Dickinson, Lee Mould, North East Boxing, Northern Area Welterweight, Ronnie Rowe, Unite 29 Fitness. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.