Back in May 2012 Colin Lynes lost his British Welterweight crown to Junior Witter in an extremely close fought battle at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre in Sheffield.
At the time many expected Colin Lynes to call time on his illustrious career, that saw him win many accolades including both the IBO Intercontinental and World Light Welterweight titles as well as both the British and European Light Welter crowns and more recently the British Welterweight title.
Not so, Lynes clearly has no intention of hanging up his gloves, not for now anyway, as just over a year after losing the coveted Lonsdale belt Colin Lynes returns to York Hall, where he faces Georgia’s Beka Sutidze in an international non-championship battle that headlines Johnny Eames’ TKO Events promoted ‘Two Tribes Go To War’ event on Saturday 1st June.
What’s more - the forty six fight veteran firmly has his eyes set on returning to championship action as soon as possible, which he made clear when he spoke earlier.
“I’m really excited about being on this TKO Events show on the 1st June.
It’ll be my first fight with them as well as the first show for Johnny (Eames) and the Trad TKO Gym so I’m really looking forward to it and I can see us all going big places from here.
I’m looking to get back into title action again and carry on with my career. I’m in the shape of my life, I live well so there’s no reason why I can’t have another three or four years in the sport.
He’s [Beka Sutidze] young and obviously a dangerous opponent but having had 46 fights myself I can’t be choosy and to be honest I wouldn’t want to be choosy. My job is to get in there and do the business and it’s down to the trainers to make sure that whoever the matchmakers bring - that I’m ready for them.
The Trad TKO is my home now, I’ve been here for the last two years and am now really looking forward to going places under the gym’s banner.
I’m here with Jimmy and Mark Tibbs who both coach me, as well as a lot of good young fighters on the show that train with us, we’re fighting just round the corner at York Hall and it just doesn’t get better than that.”
Colin Lynes versus Beka Sutidze headlines a stellar card, crammed full of local young stars at the Johnny Eames promoted ‘Two Tribes Go To War’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 1st June 2013.
Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available online at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person at the Trad TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town or direct from Freddie or any of the fighters taking part.