Prince Arron is plotting more title success as he prepares for comeback
Last Updated: 11/02/15 2:54pm
Former British champion Prince Arron is determined to propel himself back into title contention after a lengthy absence from the ring.
The Droylsden man has been sidelined with a persistent shoulder injury and last fought in July 2013, suffering a point defeat in a European title clash against Max Bursak.
But Arron is battling back to full fitness and plans to step up to the middleweight division after renewing his productive partnership with respected trainer Bob Shannon.
“I had some trouble with my shoulder, but now I’m back,” Arron told Sky Sports. “I’m training with Bob Shannon, we had a lot of success together and I’m hoping for more success in the future.
I’m training with Bob Shannon, we had a lot of success together and I’m hoping for more success in the future.
“I’m hoping to fight in the next two or three months. I’m back in the gym now, just ticking over. The shoulder is okay, it’s not right yet, but in the next couple of months it will be okay.
“I can’t wait to get in the mix and be in some great fights.”
Arron burst onto the British scene back in 2010, winning the light-middleweight Prizefighter, and pounded Sam Webb to a halt to claim the Lonsdale belt the following year.
But he swiftly lost the strap in a lacklustre points loss to Brian Rose, who headlines this weekend’s Blackpool bill, live on Sky Sports.
Arron must rebuild following his enforced break from boxing and remains confident he can make a big impact at the higher weight.
“I felt weight drained when I lost my British title,” he said. “That’s no excuse why I lost the fight, but I felt pretty drained. It’s probably middleweight that I’m going to come back at.
“I’m only 27. Everyone says 'you have been around for ages and ages' and I’ve had quite a few fights, but even with 12 months out, I’m still only 27 - and I’ve got a lot of experience.
“I still believe I can go on and do great things. I can’t wait, it’s been a bit rollercoaster. I’ve had my ups and downs, but I’m due an up now so I can’t wait to get back in there.
“Me and Bob are going to be back in the next few months so keep an eye on that.”