Former welterweight world title contender, Frederick Lawson (25-1, 20 KO's) is lacing up his gloves for a tough clash later this year against a yet-to-be-announced opponent.
The US-based fighter, who is currently fighting under the Real Deal Promotional label which is owned by boxing legend Evander Holyfield, said he was aiming at the world title by next year.
“This year I am putting things together and still training very hard for some upcoming bouts, but I will be ready for the world title next year,” the boxer told the Graphic Sports as he joined hundreds of mourners at the funeral of former boxer and trainer, Napoleon Tagoe, last Saturday.
The 28-year-old fighter, popularly called General Okunka by his fans, last fought on November 18, 2017 when he defeated Colombian Fidel Alexander Monterrosa Munoz in a non-title bout at the Resort World Casino in Jamaica, Queens, New York.
Lawson said he was hungry for a world title and was preparing towards that goal to take on the world in 2019.
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“I am doing serious training. I’m in good shape currently and would fight for the world title next year,” he stated.
He paid tribute to the late Tagoe for mentoring a lot of boxers and called on the Ghana Boxing Authority to honour the former boxer and trainer.