Lee Reeves [10(7)-1(0)] is ready to go all in, hoping to ace 2023.
The Limerick welterweight brought down the curtain on a brilliant year for Irish boxing with a victory over Larone Whyte in Canada in late December.
It also brought to an end a solid 12 months for the southpaw in which he claimed the potential career-changing NABF title. Canadian Whyte wasn’t the kind of big-name kick on opponent Reeves initially had hoped for after winning the title in May but was a banana skin he was glad to have stepped over to register a win that will help momentum-wise this year.
The Dee Walsh trained fighter wants an active and progressive 2023 that will move him significantly toward bigger and better titles.
“I’d hope for 5 or more fights with meaning and growth, more straps and more steps towards world honours,” he tells Irish-boxing.com when asked about his new year aspirations.
Having registered eye-catching wins in Canada on shows of relative note, Reeves seems to have options abroad and at home. He claims hype is starting to build across the water where his promoter is based – but is ultimately happy to follow the path laid out by Lee Baxter.
“I’ll take on any challenge my promotional team offers me. I trust in them and I take every fight as a world title fight so will be ready for whatever he has planned for me. I train for 12-round fights so I am game ball for anything. I don’t half-ass my prep and it will show in all my fights moving forward.”
Reflecting further on his most recent win which played out in Toronto, Revees added: “I am happy with the performance. That guy was a big puncher and only stopped by a big punching super welter. I think it shows the power I possess at 140 lbs.
“It is nice to end the year with any sort of win to be honest ! I am very grateful I got a fight before the end of the year so I have the intentions set correctly for 2023,” he adds before mentioning the support in Canada.
“There was a big reaction to my win especially after doing it In such an explosive fashion against a guy who was no pushover. I feel I definitley raised some eyebrows and there are more fans on board team Reeves.”