The 24-year-old lightweight champion has penned a new five-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s company.

Lewis Ritson, who won the British title outright in Newcastle last weekend, is delighted that the deal has been finalised.

“I’m delighted to extend my deal with Matchroom, it’s been a rapid rise but one that I have enjoyed fighting on the big stage live on Sky Sports.”

He has emphasised that he must continue winning with his current stats being 16-0 with 10 KO’s.

“We’re going to keep busy and I can’t wait to see where we go from here, but I can’t get complacent I need to keep focused and keep winning.”

Last October Ritson won the British title from Robbie Barret winning in the seventh round. Since then he has had more success in fights against Joe Murray, Scotty Cardle and Paul Hyland Jnr.

On the back of those wins, the 24-year-old from Newcastle has his eyes set on bigger and better things.

”The European title is the logical next step, I’d like to prove to myself I can win that which is a move up. There’s some talk of a fight in America before the close of the year but that’s all up to Eddie and the team to lock down and for me to keep doing what I do best.”






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