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Hackney’s Lawrence looks to have another British title contender on his hands

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:06 26 February 2019

Brian Lawrence was ringside as Andre Sterling (left) beat Ricky Summers at The O2 on Saturday (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

Brian Lawrence was ringside as Andre Sterling (left) beat Ricky Summers at The O2 on Saturday (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

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Hackney-based manager and trainer Brian Lawrence could another British champion on his hands in the form of Andre Sterling.

Lawrence had previously coached both Ian Napa and James Cook to British titles at bantamweight and super middleweight respectively.

In Sterling, Lawrence looks to have another contender on his hands with the 28-year-old having won all 10 of his fights since turning professional in April 2017.

Sterling’s most recent win came against light heavyweight rival Ricky Summers at The O2 on Saturday.

Despite going down in the second, Sterling recovered to beat Summers on points in a fight that was an eliminator for the British title.

The 28-year-old will now go on to meet the winner of the bout between Joshua Buatsi and Liam Conroy, who meet for the vacant British title on March 23.

And having already coached two men to British titles, Lawrence will hope to guide a third to national success later this year.


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