PROFESSIONAL BOXER Andy Kremner is ready to step back into the ring after an injury-enforced absence of more than 18 months.
The 24-year-old welterweight from Delph has been pencilled in for a show at Bolton Arena on May 6, providing his does not suffer any setbacks.
“There is a lot of pent up frustration and I am chomping at the bit to get going,” he explained.
Kremner, who had won all six of his bouts as a professional, last fought at the Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Park, in October 2015.
Since then he has been blighted by injury, including a career threatening shoulder dislocation.
After recovering from successful surgery, Kremner is back training at trainer John Murray’s Murray Machines gym in Reddish, Stockport.
He said: “I am running, working on weights and punching, but haven’t yet started sparring which is the next step.
“Depending on how that goes, I am scheduled to fight on May 6.”
Kremner is off to Thailand this week for a fortnight combining working out in local gyms as well as doing some island hopping as a tourist.
“I have arranged through contacts to go to several Thai boxing gyms and I am hoping I will learn new things from that experience,” he explained.
Kremner, who has been training with former British lightweight champion Lee Meager, added he is keen to make up for lost time.
He said: “I am 25 in September so probably only have about six years left in boxing.
“I am prepared for take on anyone ut in front of me – you have to fight the best to be the best.
“I want to win titles and catch up for lost time. After being out for so long, I also need pay days and to make some money from boxing.”