Heavyweight boxer Nathan Gorman looking to bring titles back to Stoke-on-Trent

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Boxer Nathan Gorman said he is looking at “bringing a few titles back” to Stoke-on-Trent when he boxes at Fenton Manor Sports Complex next month.

The undefeated heavyweight will face Gogita Gorgiladze on February 18 at the same venue where he defeated David Howe in October to win the Central Area heavyweight title.

And the 20-year-old is hopeful of returning to the same place in the future – but with more accolades to his name.

“We’re looking forward to making Fenton Manor my ‘den’,” he said.

“Hopefully, we will get the win in February and then we can look at bringing a few titles back.”

Currently penciled in to fight unbeaten Dominic Akinlade for the vacant English title in April, Gorman – who is trained by British boxing legend Ricky Hatton – is eyeing up bringing more than just one belt back to Stoke in the near future.

“I have to get past February and then in April I will be fighting Akinlade for the English title.

“He drew with something that I have knocked out, but it will be a hard fight and a good fight.

“And then, by the end of the year or at the start of next year – provided everything goes to plan – I’ll hopefully be fighting for the British title.

“That is what I would love to do.”

Gorman refuses to overlook Gorgiladze, however, knowing that he will have to get past the Georgian 24-year-old first and he recognises the dangerous qualities that he possesses.

“I am expecting to have quite a few rounds out of him.

“He isn’t much older than me but he has a winning record and he’s a seasoned man, so it will be a good test.

“He has boxed for youth world titles, and he is a come forward fighter who likes throwing big shots.”

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