Newark welterweight and former Royal Marine Andrew Alan Lowe is set to return to Stoke-on-Trent’s Kings Hall on 24th November and hopes see a reversal of his fortunes last time out. Lowe is scheduled to contest a six round contest but an opponent has yet to be confirmed.
Making his professional debut in September, Lowe conceded 10lbs to opponent John Musgrave and to the surprise of most spectators suffered a single point loss to the Barnsley fighter. Both Lowe and his manager, former super-featherweight champion Carl Greaves, were bitterly disappointed by events last time.
“The referee is the only person that I’ve spoken to who didn’t think Andrew won that night,” said Greaves “but that’s behind us now and we are looking to the future. Andrew is making good progress in the gym and is staying free of injury. He’s working very hard and I’m delighted with the improvement that he’s making; it’s a big step up from amateur boxing to the pro game but Andrew is adapting very well.”
“I believe that Andrew has got a promising career ahead of him and its important that we bounce back from the disappointment of last time and get a win under his belt to give him the confidence that he needs. That’s why I’m being more careful about his opponent this time; I want to see him evenly matched so he has a fair chance.”
On boxing in Stoke again Greaves went on to say: “Andrew had a lot of fans who followed him last time and the locals got behind him too and if the same happens this time it will give Andrew an advantage. Also, Impact Boxing looked after us very well and both Andrew and myself are very happy that we’ve been invited back.”
Lowe’s record as an amateur stands up to any scrutiny winning 18 of his 24 bouts and picking up an ABA Novice title along the way. After leaving the Marines Lowe took up kick-boxing and won the English welterweight title in the discipline. Accustomed to success, Lowe now looks towards making his mark in the professional ranks.
Tickets for the event can be obtained by contacting Impact Boxing on: 0845 156 7168