Stamford boxer Craig Brewin set for his second professional fight at the H Suite in Edgbaston
Professional boxer Craig Brewin is ready to unleash 10 months of fighting frustration when he makes his long-awaited return to action next month.
The Stamford fighter is taking part in the TommyOwensPromotions event at the H Suite in Edgbaston on Saturday, June 18.
It will only be the second outing of Brewin’s professional career which had started last August with a unanimous points win against Dylan Draper.
A string of cancellations and medical hold-ups have left Brewin inactive since his maiden victory and he’s determined to make up for lost time in Birmingham.
He said: “It’s been a nightmare with cancellations since my first fight and then I had a problem with my medical as well.
“We have to have an MRI scan every year and they weren’t happy with my results so they had to be sent away again.
“It took ages for them to come back again. They were all fine but it just left me waiting around for another two months.
“It feels like it’s been forever since my last fight so I can’t wait now.
“You do want to keep your momentum up after your first fight by having outings every other month.
“Sometimes it doesn’t always work out like that, especially with the coronavirus pandemic which has forced me to cancel several fight dates.
“Hopefully with covid and my medical being out of the way then I can be fighting every couple of months which is what we want.
“I have always done everything that needs doing and it’s been case of waiting around but it looks like I’m finally getting there.”
Despite his lack of competitive action, Brewin has been keeping himself active with four-times-a-week training sessions at the Boxing Shed in Little Oakley.
Under the guidance of new coach Phil Wilson – who is part of the Team England set-up – Brewin was only offered his latest fight last week but jumped at the chance of returning to the ring.
He added: “I’ve taken the fight at six weeks notice but it still gives me plenty of time to get some good, solid training in.
“I’m in fight camp mode which is like a state of mind. You are training harder in camp so that you’re ready for the fight.
“The venue is perfect in that it’s less than 90 minutes away and hopefully that will make it easier for a strong show of travelling support to really get behind me.
“There have been times when I thought if it was all worth it but, if I didn’t keep going, then I wouldn’t have this second fight.
“It has been daunting with all these setbacks and it does feel at times like you’re training for nothing but, at the back of my head, I have always had this thought about why I’m doing it and getting this chance just proves it.”
Tickets for the fight in Birmingham on June 18 are priced at £35 (standard) and £50 (ringside).
They are available by emailing Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org