Boxer from Fleetwood looking to fight back after suffering first career loss

Fleetwood boxer Dan Catlin hopes that he can bounce back this weekend after experiencing his first career defeat last time around, writes Connor Smith.

The 22-year-old is currently 7-1 after suffering his first loss back in September at the gloves of Spaniard Nathan Junior. 

His opponent is yet to be confirmed, but Catlin is looking forward to showing off his hard work. 

Promotion for Dan Catlin’s upcoming fight this weekend. Credit: Dan Catlin

“I’m buzzing to get back into the ring and can’t wait to show everyone how hard I’ve worked since the last fight,” he said.

“I was gutted with the result last time around, so for Saturday’s fight I’m fully focused on getting in and getting the job done. 

“Not knowing who I’ll be fighting puts me on the back foot, but with the camp I’ve had I feel good enough to face anyone.” 

The fight takes place Saturday 12 March at the Municipal Hall Colne. 

And the first bell is from 6pm with the event set to see hundreds entertained by the Frank Duffin promotion. 

Catlin is hungry for a victory on Saturday: “I’m coming to make a statement and then I’m going to push on for a big year.”

The event has a stacked undercard filled with local talent looking to showcase their ability to a live audience.

Another is Lancaster fighter Reece Macmillan who is looking to get his first win of 2022 under his belt. 

The 26-year-old clashes with “The Tipton Slasher” Lee Glover, 34. 

Reece Macmillian takes the centre of the ring. Credit: Reece Macmillan

Macmillan is hoping to make easy work of the West Midlands fighter who has lost five of his last five fights, four of which have been by knock outs. 

A record of 13-1 shows that the Lancaster man is no novice, having previously fought live on Channel 5 on the undercard for Sam Sexton, and Hughie Fury’s clash for the British heavyweight. 

One of the most exciting fighters Joshua Holmes dubbed a ‘world champion in the making’ by promoter Kevin Maree has pulled out of the event.  

The unbeaten Holmes was looking to reach a milestone 10 victories this weekend but backed out due to an ongoing hand injury.  

The 26-year-old reached out to his fans on Instagram to announce the news stating: 

“Absolutely gutted to be writing this, but my fight on the 12th March is off. 

“I’ve been suffering with an ongoing hand injury for the past year almost that has only been getting worse. 

“Me and my team have come to the decision to finally get this sorted before we push for titles.

“This isn’t a setback, only positive news knowing I’ll be able to let my hands go like I want to. 

“I’ll be back in the mix soon enough, the plan stays the same.”