Left-hook Lewis Crocker – “No welterweight in the country is going to stand up to that”


Four fights, four wins, four knockouts and only once having been extended into the second rounds.

It prompted post-fight suggestions that it’s now time to get opponents that can take Belfast welterweight Lewis Crocker rounds.

However, if the talented Ray Ginley-coached puncher is to believed, finding foes durable enough to take his power will prove harder than you think.

In fact the 20 year old prospect, who is quickly developing a reputation as one of Irish boxing’s most gifted power punchers, suggests it will be impossible to find any fighter that could taste is power and be able to come back for seconds.

When asked if he wanted opponents that could give him rounds after he stopped Hungarian Gyula Rozsas in under 2 minutes on the ‘Frampton Reborn’ undercard, Croker said “that’s not going to happen. I am telling you now, that left hook is going to end everyone.”

“Once them wee gloves go on in the training room I get excited. There is a big difference from the amateur gloves and, when I land, no welterweight in the country is going to stand up to that.”

The MTK fighter certainly has confidence in his own power and while he feels he could stop anyone if he lands he has also aware that, at 20, he has time on his hands.

At this stage of his career the Sandy Row heavy hitter is just happy to learn and bank experience. At this rate it may take him another 10 fights to get as many rounds under his belt as your average 4-0 fighter.

“It’s great four fights, four wins, four knockouts you can’t get better than that. I have a great team and it’s a good performance to build on. I will forget the diet over Christmas and I’ll get back it then. More fights and get more experience, work my way up, get a good winning record and then hopefully push for titles”, he added before reflecting on the performance and the occasion of fighting on his idol’s undercard.

Crocker had been in the crowd as a fan on the last Frampton card in Belfast almost three years ago. Saturday marked the biggest stage of his career thus far but the South Belfast youngster rose to the occasion.

“I am happy enough with that,” he said.

“That’s the best I have actually felt getting into the ring, taking my time, I felt really strong and relaxed. In Belfast alone is class and to be on an undercard like this here I am so proud, It’s great to be fighting in front of family and friends. ”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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