Delph boxer set for return to ring after 17-month absence

DELPH boxer Andy Kremner will return to the ring in September after a 17-month absence.

Andy Kremner, right, with trainer Matthew Hatton

The 26-year-old welterweight is scheduled to box in a show at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, September 28.

If Kremner wins the bout, against an unknown opponent at this stage, he is being lined up for a title fight in November.

He could potentially fight Wigan’s unbeaten James Moorcroft at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse for the Central Area title and an eliminator for the British title. 

Kremner had been lined up to fight at home-town Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday, August 2 but switched to Bolton after discussing plans with trainer Matthew Hatton and promotor Steve Wood.

Kremner last fought in a live televised show at Manchester Area where he suffered the first defeat of his career to Isaac MacLeod in the Ultimate Boxxer. That followed a run of nine straight wins as a professional.

Since then Kremner has put his boxing career on hold due to training to become a firefighter which he has now completed. He is stationed at Chadderton.

Though Kremner has not fought, he believes he is in “fantastic shape” as he explained: “I now have my shifts for work so can plan my training.

“I have been doing a lot of sparring in the gym and treat that as though it were a fight.

“I am in fantastic shape and not concerned about that. But having two fights in quick succession would get without any ring rust.”

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