Anthony Fowler Ready For An Eventful 2020
A rising star in the boxing world, Anthony Fowler wants to make an impact before the year ends. He is hoping to do so when he faces off against Adam Harper this Friday, August 7.
Taking place in the backyard of Matchroom Boxing’s U.K. office, “Matchroom Fight Camp” will test Fowler (12-1), who has been moving up within the super-welterweight division. With nine wins via knockout, Fowler can already see he has improved since debuting in 2017.
“I feel as if I am coming into my own now as a pro,” said Fowler. “I have had a few years to adapt and at the start I was knocking everybody out, it was really easy for me. I got beat, and in the fights since I have been a bit too cautious. I have still been winning but not boxing and flowing like I can. I want to get back to my old deadly self. I want to wipe kids out in a smart way, a calculated way, and break them up slowly.”
Born in Liverpool, Fowler had his first taste of adversity when he lost his tenth pro bout to start 2019. Fighting Scott Fitzgerald for the WBA International Super-Welterweight Title, Fowler lost via split decision. Since then he has won three in a row, including winning the WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight and WBA International Super-Welterweight Titles.
Harper (9-1) is 2-1 in his last three fights. Making his debut in 2014, he has yet to knock anyone out. His last fight was a majority decision win against Billy Bird for the BBBofC English Super-Welterweight Title.
With an amateur record of 190-19, Fowler has goals for himself. He hopes to have enough fights under his belt to face the toughest competitors out there.
“Ideally I want to be British Champion by the end of the year. I want to box someone like James Metcalf or Ted Cheeseman for the Title,” Fowler went on to say. “I don’t want to be boxing the likes of Kieron Conway. I want to move forward, push on and prove I’m better than that. I don’t want to be floating around domestic level much longer. I’m not getting any younger so it’s time to push on.”
The main event of the August 7 card will be Terri Harper defending her WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight Titles against Natasha Jonas.