Charles Conwell says he is the “dark horse” of the super welterweight division and warned his rivals they will regret ignoring him.
Conwell ends over eight months of inactivity on Thursday night, when he returns to the ring in Montreal, Canada.
The unbeaten American faces Abraham Juarez Ramirez over 10 rounds on the Probellum-GYM co-promotion and wants to finish 2022 having had another two fights.
Conwell, who is ranked highly in both the WBC and IBF standings, hopes to close out the year with a final eliminator for a world title and says by the time he is “kicking down the door” it will be too late for the rest of the 154lbs fighters to react.
“I feel like I’m like the dark horse of division,” Conwell told Probellum.com.
“I’m the one that they have slept on and the one that’s been forgotten about. Little do they know I’m working every day; I’m getting better every day; I’m growing every day. So, the longer the wait, the worse it is going to be for them.
“I’m just going sneak up on them and when they realise it’s going to be too late.
“I’m going to be one of those type of fighters and once they realise I’m here, it’s too late and I’m kicking the door down and I’m taking everything that I want.”
Conwell, a 2016 Olympian, is 16-0 as a pro but wants an established name on his record – one that will catapult him into world title fights in 2023.
“By the end of the year I want to be fighting for the number one spot or fighting in a world title eliminator,” he said.
“Those are the fights that the fans want to see me in and those are the type fights that I want to be in, to prove myself and show that I’m a future world champion and a force to be reckoned with in the division. And I need for it to be against a formidable opponent.
“I need to a fight either a world title challenger or an ex-world champion. Those are names I need on my resume. Once I get that under my belt, I feel like there’s no denying me.”
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