Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
|Newcastle hero Lewis Ritson is hoping to land a world title shot at 140lbs in 2022.|
A former British champion at lightweight, Ritson was on track for a crack at world honours in the super-lightweight division but suffered a shock stoppage defeat to Jeremias Nicolas Ponce in front of his home fans.
Ritson returned, under the Probellum banner, in December 2021 and followed that up with an impressive, and clear, victory over former world champion Dejan Zlaticanin.
A Newcastle United supporter, Ritson still dreams of fighting for a world title at St James’ Park, where his favourite team plays its home games.
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