Reece Mould ready to finally get his hands on English title

Reece Mould is looking to make up for lost time when he fights for the English title this weekend.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 1:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th June 2019, 3:05 pm
Reece Mould

The Woodlands fighter is set to face Sean Davies for the English featherweight title at the Racecourse on Saturday night.

Had things gone to plan, Mould would already be English champion but the flagging up of a brain scan denied him the opportunity to contest the title at the start of the year.

“There was an issue with one of my scans and they wanted to investigate more so I couldn't fight,” he told the Free Press. “The Boxing Board have really tightened up on it over the last year which I suppose is only right.

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“I had a rescan and everything is fine so I just want to kick on now and get this title won.”

The fight represents a significant step-up in the career of the 24-year-old with opponent Davies having fought the best of the best in the country at the lower weights in recent years.

But Mould expects a victory on Saturday night that will enable him to move onto bigger and better things.

He said: “This is a fight I fully expect to win and I’m sure I will.

“Davies is very experienced and he’s a good fighter. He’ll give it a good go and he always has a good engine.

“It's a step-up, definitely, but I think I’m ready for it and I have been for a while now.

“I see this fight as a gateway to bigger things. It’ll put me in the top ten and I can start chasing that British title then.”

Mould has been immersed in the elite at featherweight for some time now having been a regular sparring partner of Josh Warrington, who successfully defended his IBF world title at the weekend.

Mould is trained by Warrington’s father Sean O’Hagan and says the learning experience has been massive for his career.

He said: “I’ve learned so much for being around Josh and I want to get to where he's got.

“I’ve been working with top lads since I was a teenager. I used to spar Jamie and Gavin McDonnell regularly too. It’s brought me on and hopefully I can put it to good use.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​