Hungry Mayall back on right track
Reporter: Simon Smedley
Date online: 14 October 2013
BOXING: OLDHAM’S Ashley Mayall is aiming to shoot up the British rankings, buoyed by his well-deserved points victory against Sid Razak at Oldham Sports Centre.
Light-welterweight prospect Mayall (20), from St Mary’s, has experienced a mixed start to his professional career. The current Boarshaw Gym hopeful’s debut as a pro two years ago was an encouraging one, with a points victory against Kristian Laight. But next came a defeat against unbeaten Danny Carter.
Mayall bounced back with a first-round knockout of Luke Walker before taking a chance against London favourite Billy Morgan at Wembley. He came up just short against another opponent with an unblemished record.
Mayall certainly didn’t show any signs of anxiety when he pulverised Razak over six two-minute rounds.
Now ranked number 59 in the British light-welterweight division – Mayall said: “I suppose I have been a bit unlucky having these two defeats. I took on both at very short notice, both opponents were unbeaten, so some would say maybe I should have turned them down.
“I certainly regret taking the Carter fight. He was a good opponent to be facing so early in my career and towards the end of the fourth round I was burnt out and he beat me.
“The Morgan fight gave me a lot of good experience, so I wasn’t quite as upset.
“I need to build on this latest victory, and hopefully get a bit of an unbeaten run going to help fire me up the rankings.”
Mayall is hoping to be back in ring action either towards the end of this month, or early in November.
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