Former World title challenger Glen "Kunga" Kelly has been back in the gym for much of 2007 and today announced that he will be fighting again between now and Xmas.
Speaking from his home in Sydney, Australia, Glen had this to say on his decision to resume his career.
"I decided at the beginning of the year that I would attempt to properly condition myself back to the weight which saw me at my winning best, light heavyweight. I think suffering my first loss in 29 fights at the hands of Roy Jones Jnr and then Paul Briggs a couple of fights later, that I lost the hunger and desire that is needed to be a champion.
"I was kidding myself when I moved upto Cruiserweight to fight David Haye in England and suffered my third loss because of it. I spoke with my trainer Dino Billinghurst at the beginning of the year and we set ourselves some targets regarding weight â€“ fitness â€“ training disciplines & diet amongst other things. I have met those targets & goals and am now 110% ready to go again."
Trainer Dino Billinghurst believes his charge has demonstrated that he has the goods and is showing his hunger & determination to not only get back in the ring â€“ but to get another world title shot.
"I think with Glen he has witnessed the likes of Mundine & Green, who have both been handed multiple losses yet gone onto bigger things," said Billinghurst. "I can see the hunger back in his eyes and its reflecting in the way he is training."
Manager Stuart Duncan said he was eager to have Glen secure a regional title and that a challenge to newly crowned OPBF Champ Crazy Kim had already been made.
"We will look at a number of local fights as a warm up before hitting the World stage again., said Duncan. "We may go down the IBF path in the hope of getting a non mandatory shot with Clinton Woods after his Gonzalez fight later this year or chase Tarver for a shot at his IBO World Title. We are prepared to fight any local including Danny Green to make that fight happen."