FORMER Commonwealth lightweight champion WILLIE LIMOND has insisted that he can prove his critics wrong as he prepares to return to the squared circle.
The 33-year-old’s last fight occurred at Ravenscraig Sports Centre in Motherwell last November when he was defeated by rising star ANTHONY CROLLA for the British title. As a result, Limond said that it was unlikely that he would be seen inside a boxing ring again.
However, Limond has made a U-turn and decided that he still has a future on the domestic scene.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Limond said: “I was on the verge of calling it a day as I was ashamed of my last fight.
“But I’m actually glad a lot of people have written me off as I’m determined to show them I’m not finished yet.
“My manager, Tommy Gilmour, said he’ll get me some big fights.”
Despite winning 34 of his 38 fights, Limond will probably be best remembered as being the first man to knock down AMIR KHAN, which occurred when the two fought for the Commonwealth title in 2007. However, Khan managed to recover and stop Limond in the eighth round after a barrage of punishing shots.
Limond also faced a monumental battle when he travelled to Mexico City to face hometown icon, ERIK MORALES for the WBC light welterweight title. Once again the challenge proved too much for the Glaswegian but gave it his all nonetheless.
A popular figure on the British fight scene, Willie Limond is sure to be given a warm welcome back to the sport he loves dearly and if things go his way, a future title shot could well be on the cards.