Ellesmere Port fighter Mason Cartwright returns to the ring on Sunday 3rd December as he begins a new chapter in his young professional career as he drops down a weight division to compete at welterweight.
“I’ve made 11 stone [super welterweight limit] the day before weigh-in on many occasions, it’s too easy, so it’d been silly of myself not to give it a go down at welterweight. I’ve got the weigh-in coming up in the next couple of days and I feel good.”
When a boxer decides to drop down or move up in weight, the biggest question they must answer is whether they can maintain or carry power at the new weight;
“My strength and power has gone nowhere, I feel the same.” ‘Nutty’ replied with.
“Me and my coach, we both said, if I don’t feel good with my power, we will stay at Super Welterweight, but I’ve kept my strength, I’ve kept my power and I feel sharper and quicker, I feel great. “
“It’s been a great year for myself and its time to push on and get myself big fights on big bills and try and make some proper money and win bigger belts. I’m ready to step up.
“There’s a lot of good fights for me at this new weight. My confidence is absolutely brewing at the minute, my boxing feels great and I have a lot of confidence in my power at the new weight. What people have seen of me so far have seen nothing compared to the fighter I am today.“
Mason will enter the ring for the final time this year on Sunday at Steve Wood’s VIP Boxing ‘Jolly Boys’ event in Liverpool this weekend as he gears up for a big 2018.