Ritson: Vazquez can' t handle my A-game

Saturday evening, live on Sky Sports from six. 30pm – Ritson vs Vazquez, Marshall vs Rankin plus more

Final Updated: 12/10/20 9: 59am

Have a look back again at how Lewis Ritson gained the British lightweight title towards Robbie Barrett

Lewis Ritson intends to “prove” his worthiness on the world phase with a career-best win over Miguel Vazquez at the weekend.

Ritson fights for the vacant WBA global super-lightweight title against former globe champion Vazquez on Saturday evening, live on Sky Sports from six. 30pm.

“If We bring my A-game, I’ll be a lot of for Miguel and will stop your pet, ” Ritson said.

Vazquez would be a career-best win for Ritson

Vazquez would be a career-best win for Ritson

Vazquez would be a career-best earn for Ritson

Lewis Ritson is aiming to reach world degree

“I believe he’s probably a little bit on the glide whereas I’m still on the way upward, so we’re meeting bang in the centre.

“This is the precise type of fight where I can obtain more experience to move to the next stage.

“He’s been generally there and done it. We know exactly what he is all about and what he will provide. ”

Former Uk champion Ritson lost his undefeated record two years ago in his house city of Newcastle in an unsuccessful Western title challenge against Francesco Patera.

But he has given that rebounded by impressively outpointing Robbie Davies Jr.

“Beating Robbie proved I’m at that will European level, now it’s time to demonstrate I can go to the interim world degree stage with a good win against Vazquez.

“That will pave the way for more big fights.

Lewis Ritson’s vicious first round stoppage win against Joe Murray

“We never get anyone lightly and we definitely have not taken Vazquez lightly.

“If I bring my A-game, I’ll have more than enough in order to beat him. ”

Saturday’s fight with Vazquez has been delayed twice in 2020 already yet Ritson feels like that will play straight into his hands.

“It has probably benefitted me greater than most other fighters, ” he stated.

“It has actually allowed for us to gel plus work on other areas of our game. Instead of wondering when a fight date might drop, despite the cancellations we have constantly had an end date in mind that has allowed for me to stay disciplined plus sharp throughout.

“I’ve been in the gym the full year coaching hard and staying ready for what ever happens next.

“The start of lockdown gave me an opportunity to slow the pace down a bit and work on a lot more of the specialized stuff.

“I feel as if I’ve improved a couple of levels when compared with how I boxed against Robbie Revealed Jr. ”

Sky Sports schedule

Ritson vs Vazquez – April 17, live on Sky Sports
Lewis Ritson compared to Miguel Vazquez
Savannah Marshall vs Hannah Rankin
Joe Laws
Kash Farooq
Qais Ashfaq
Thomas Meat Ward

Usyk vs Chisora — Oct 31, live on Sky Sports activities Box Office
Oleksandr Usyk vs Derek Chisora
Lee Selby versus George Kambosos Jr

Taylor compared to Gutierrez – Nov 14, survive Sky Sports
Katie Taylor vs Miriam Gutierrez
Terri Harper versus Katharina Thanderz
Rachel Ball vs Ebanie Bridges

Povetkin vs Whyte 2 – November 21, live on Sky Sports Package Office
Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte