Ritson closes his eyes with a "frail and thin" rival


James Dielhenn

Senior Boxing Journalist @JamesDielhenn

Saturday night at 7 p.m. live on Sky Sports – Ritson versus Vazquez

Last update: 10/16/20 13:52

Lewis Ritson v Miguel Vazquez, Saturday at 7pm live on Sky Sports

Lewis Ritson insists he has learned from past mistakes and will "step on the gas" to overwhelm Miguel Vazquez.

Ritson saw Vazquez for the last time at the weigh-in on Friday before they fight live on Sky Sports for the vacant WBA super-lightweight title on Saturday from 7 p.m.

"He looks thin and frail," Ritson told Sky Sports and his opponent.

"But he was there and did it so I wouldn't think too much about it.

"I expect a tough fight.

"He's a very tough man. I've made the mistake of trying to knock out Francesco Patera in the past.

"I'm sticking to boxing and if I can accelerate I'll do it."

Ritson and Vazquez contest the intercontinental WBA title

Ritson and Vazquez contest the intercontinental WBA title

Ritson weighed 9st 13lbs 7oz, four ounces more than his Mexican rival, who is a former world champion and twice against Saul & # 39; Canelo & # 39; Alvarez fought.

Former European lightweight title challenger Ritson insists he's better in a higher league: "I feel good, I've felt good all week, I've lost the weight a little. At 10 I'm nice and strong . "

Joe Laws considered wearing his signature Mexican mask, then tensed his muscles and nodded menacingly in the face of his opponent Rylan Charlton.

"He's the better speaker, I'm the better fighter, so it goes on," said Charlton.

Laws weighed in at 10st 6lbs 9oz and another undefeated welterweight prospect Charlton was 10st 4lbs 4oz.

Qais Ashfaq's rival Marc Leach was above the super bantamweight so it needed more time to shed the extra weight before winning the British title.

Thomas Patrick Ward was in super bantamweight before trying to extend his record against Thomas Essomba to 30-0.

Ellie Scotney made the featherweight limit before her professional debut against Bec Connolly.

Sky Sports schedule

Ritson vs Vazquez – Oct 17th, Live on Sky Sports
Lewis Ritson versus Miguel Vazquez
Joe Laws versus Rylan Charlton
Qais Ashfaq versus Marc Leach
Thomas Patrick Ward versus Thomas Essomba
Ellie Scotney versus Bec Connolly

Usyk vs Chisora ​​- October 31, live at the Sky Sports Box Office
Oleksandr Usyk versus Derek Chisora
Lee Selby vs.George Kambosos Jr.

Taylor vs Gutierrez – November 14th, live on Sky Sports
Katie Taylor versus Miriam Gutierrez
Terri Harper versus Katharina Thanderz
Rachel Ball versus Ebanie Bridges
Jamie Cox versus Jack Cullen
John Docherty versus Jack Arnfield

Povetkin vs Whyte 2 – November 21, live at the Sky Sports Box Office
Alexander Povetkin versus Dillian Whyte
Conor Benn versus Sebastian Formella
Chris Billam-Smith versus Deion Jumah


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