Eastwood boxer Calum Reeve eager for EBF British light-heavyweight title challenge

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Calum Reeve is in a hurry to become EBF British light-heavyweight champion.

Reeve has his fourth fight in Nottingham on Sunday, February 21.

And according to coach Ian Buttle, Reeve could be challenging for a title by the end of the year.

Reeve has powered to back-to-back stoppage wins since losing his ring debut - and that’s put the 23 year-old warehouse worker on course for a title challenge.

He said: “We’ve spoken to (promoter) John Ashton and he says Calum could be fighting for a title by the end of the year.

“Calum says his target is the British title - and he wants it sooner rather than later.

“He would fight for it tomorrow if he could !

“I want Calum to learn his trade and get some more rounds under his belt before he goes for titles.

“But he’s knocking his opponents out !

“He’s got too much power for them.

“Calum does get experience in the gym. He spars a lot of rounds. I push him hard in training. I try to break him, but he just laughs at me.

“He knows that if his opponents don’t go over, he’s fit enough to do the rounds.”

Watching Reeve’s progress with interest are the fighting Froch brothers, Carl and Lee.

Lee tops the bill on the Oceana show next month and Buttle said: “Carl and Lee seemed to take a shine to Calum after his last fight. They said he showed promise and asked what his plans are.”

Tickets for the show in Nottingham are available from 07542-590992.