Lafferty warns fellow BKB legend Leeson
Fans’ favourite Lafferty makes his return on BKB 21 at the Indigo at O2 Arena on Saturday, August 14.
The all-action Scottish warrior faces Leeson in an eliminator for the British title held by Scott McHugh.
McHugh took the vacant belt back to Leeds with a narrow points win over Leeson in March having previously lost a savage scrap to Lafferty.
McHugh defends the title against James Lilley on BKB 21.
For Lafferty, the fight with Leeson is his first outing since he was outpointed by Dean ‘Smudger’ Smith in a ‘Prizefighter’ semi final in November, 2019.
Several fights have fallen through – including the McHugh rematch – and Lafferty admits he needed a break.
“The Ben Gumbrell fight (in the ‘Prizefighter’ quarter finals) was one of my roughest,” said Lafferty.
“I’ve had shoulder and back problems since then, but that’s part of the job when you’re a bareknuckle boxer! You have to find a way to keep moving forward."
“I’ve been out for a while and now I’m going straight back into a big fight. I’m lucky."
“Nathan is one of the big boys. He proved himself in BKB TM long before I came along."
“Nathan has just had that close fight with Scott McHugh and now he wants another shot."
“He’s a lot better boxer than me, but it takes more than boxing skills to win a bareknuckle fight."
“Scott beat him by putting it on him in the last few rounds, but there’s a difference between fighting me and fighting Scott McHugh."
“Nathan won’t have a couple of rounds to get comfortable against me. He won’t be able to breathe from the first bell because I will be all over him."
“Fighting me is 1,000 times harder than fighting Scott McHugh."
“That is my style of fighting. I give 110 % every time I get in the ring."
“I want to win belts and I will fight anyone from 72kgs to 77kgs to get them.”