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Lawrence hopes tactics change could bring right result
Dan Lawrence insists he has rediscovered his “inner fire” as he prepares for his Queensbury Boxing League re-match against Aaron Lowery at the end of the month, writes Kirk Blows.
The Bexleyheath boxer was riding high in the UK’s Premier League after storming to light-middleweight title success in only his second appearance on the show last year.
However, his reign was brought to an abrupt end back in March when he lost out to Ramsgate’s Lowery during a thrilling contest at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.
And after losing his unblemished league record, he is determined to gain revenge when the two fighters meet again at the Effingham Park Hotel in West Sussex on June 30.
Lawrence, 32, said: “I’m really looking forward to getting back into the ring again to face Lowery and this time I’m going in there with a different game-plan, which hopefully will see me return home with the belt again.
“During our first encounter, for some reason that inner fire was just not there and although I had trained incredibly hard for the fight, after two rounds my whole body was just exhausted and I was not right.
“But this time my trainer Matt Marsh and I have been working on a different game-plan and I think it’s going to be a different story.”
After going toe-to-toe with Lowery over the full championship distance last time out, Lawrence proved he possessed a granite chin after walking through all of his opponent’s fearsome power shots.
But this time around the former junior ABA champion is not planning on being there to be hit and will be looking to revert back to his winning amateur formulae that proved so successful in the unpaid ranks.
Lawrence said: “This time I’m not looking to go toe-to-toe with him and stand there and be hit.
“I’ll be looking to get in and out quickly and score the points.
“I know that if I do get caught I can handle his power, so its going to be an exciting fight and hopefully one that people from the area will get behind me and support.”
Also appearing on the undercard of the show will be rising super-middleweight star Chris Jones, who is scheduled to take on Andy Greenbank.