Undefeated Scottish welterweight Chris Steel revealed today that he is learning important lessons since turning pro.
Since joining the paid ranks Steel has notched up two victories ,and is enjoying the adjustment to the paid ranks "Well my first two fights have gave me an idea of what the pro game is like, it is totally different from amateur boxing . I have come through my first two fights with wins and learned a great deal from them, more so from my second fight which was tough against Phil Boyle"
He adds that he is also learning lessons about dieting after his last fight "I learned how important diet is (to boxing) and properly losing weight before a fight. I went into Boyle fight drained and i tired in the last two rounds but fought through it to secure the win"
With his third fight fast approaching, Steel will be sharing the ring with the experienced Danny Dontchev. In preparation for the fight he has been putting in some sparring with a fellow undefeated pro "The sparring has been going well, I stepped it up on Monday night and done 12 x 2 minute rounds straight with 4 different sparring partners and was feeling sharp. I have been sparring other pros’s at the gym and will be doing my final couple of sparring sessions with Steven Sharoudi who is also an undefeated welterweight"
The tall southpaw also looks to use his height and reach to his advantage
"I’ve just been practicing everything, making sure i use my height and reach advantages and working on my jab a lot because that punch is the key to most of my fights" he admits is in good shape ahead of may 20th "
Steel added: "I’ve really got myself into shape for this one by running most mornings and being in the boxing gym 4 times a week with 2 days of weight training also"
Chris Steel fights on the “Prospect Promotions” bumper card on May 20th at Ravenscraig regional sports facility,. The bumper card features 7 fights featuring the undefeated John McCallum, Paul Allison and Wishaw’s comeback king Kenny Davidson.
Tickets are priced £30 and can be purchased form 01698 338888 and 01698 274600.The Venue is fully licensed and further details can be obtained from www.prospectboxing.co.uk or our facebook group Prospect boxing (link below)
May 11, 2011