Shannon Willey might be entering his last foray at welter as he ponders slimming down to super lightweight.
He will be at welter when BCB Promotions return to the Hangar Events Venue, in Wolverhampton, on the Sunday afternoon of October 30.
Willey has mainly campaigned at welter since turning pro in February, since when he’s built up a paid record of three victories and no defeats.
The 28-year-old, from Exeter, turned over with a points success over Naeem Ali, appearing again in May to repeat the trick against MJ Hall.
Both of those verdicts came without losing a round, each of the scorelines reading 40-37, with Willey going away from Devon, on each occasion.
His debut took place at the H Suite in Edgbaston, Birmingham, with previous experience of boxing at the Hangar coming with success at the expense of Hall.
A homecoming was his in September, where he was tested at Torquay’s Riviera International Centre, but still managed to beat Karlo Wallace over-the-distance.
Willey did concede a round, along the way, but took the other three to register a 39-37 points advantage. Less than two months later, further action is incoming.
He said: “I’ve had about four weeks notice for this, but I decided to go for it. I was still in the gym, so I’ll be ready. You get what you get with fight dates sometimes.
“I do like boxing at the Hangar, it feels like a big stage and it was a good learning fight for me, the last time when I was there.
“I just want to get back in there, smash it and get as busy as I can. I’ll be 4-0, if I can win this, but I would have liked to have maybe got another one in, by now.
“I’m thinking about getting down to super lightweight, I think I’d be big there but it all depends on which weight I can hit harder at.
“I’ve been working on my movement, so I can surprise opponents with shots they don’t see, which would be another useful weapon. I’m still fine-tuning things.
“It’s all about pushing on, I felt like I took a lot from my last one. Karlo is a good boxer and I think that he will spring a few shocks, going forward.
“I’ve watched it back and there were things that I did well but, sometimes, I like to sit on the ropes and box. That isn’t always the way to go.
“I don’t know which round he won, it could have been the first or second, I was just focussed on what I was doing. It was competitive.
“Karlo was coming forward and throwing lots of punches, which allowed me to counter and get some good shots in. Some journeyman just cover up and let you unload.
“It was brilliant to box in Torquay, everyone enjoyed it and they are all asking when the next one is. Hopefully, I’ll stay undefeated and get back there, sooner rather than later!”
Tickets for the Hangar bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, from the BCB Box Office by calling 07493 582 261 or visiting myfighttickets.com.