The Speed Bag: Munroe back with a bin
Former European bantamweight belt holder Rendall Munroe has backed himself to earn another world title shot as he steps up his return to full time boxing.
The 33-year-old retired in December after losing a protracted battle with undefeated Scott Quigg, however, having failed to find employment outside of the ring, returned in May with a first round stoppage of Laszlo Fekete.
Munroe was famed for keeping his job as a Leicester-based binman throughout the majority of his career, however returned to boxing after being unable to regain his previous occupation.
The Briton (25-3) will continue his boxing rehabilitation in September as he targets another tilt at a world title- his previous attempt having ended in defeat to Japan’s Toshiaki Nishioka in 2010.
Carl Froch is confident that his recent boxing renaissance will continue when he fights undefeated fellow Briton George Groves at the end of the year.
The 36-year-old won a brutal contest with Mikkel Kessler in May and expects his big fight experience to prove crucial against his 25-year-old foe,
Froch told TalkSport: “This fight has come too soon. If he doesn’t get knocked out or too badly hurt then he will come again because he’s young, he’s got a great record and he’s potentially got a very good future ahead of him, but this has come too soon.”
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