Former GLORY welterweight contender, Chad "2Slick" Sugden, will be fighting in his fifth professional boxing bout on December 15 against, Alistair Warren, at the Derby County football stadium over six rounds at super-middleweight. Sugden, salty after not getting a championship fight against Nieky Holzken decided to leave kickboxing and try his luck at a professional boxing career. Sugden defeated Murthel Groenhart who, was then the number on contender, by decision at GLORY 23 in August, 2015 in Las Vegas but chose not return to the heights of world kickboxing after what should have been a title shot did not materialize. Sugden is currently unbeaten in four professional boxing matches looks to improve to 5-0 on December 15.
Anoop Hothi caught up with Sugden in an interview and the fighter had this to say about his budding boxing career, “I’m number 20 now, by the end of next year I’ll be top 10 I reckon and then hopefully, getting in with some of the big names. I’m planning on going all the way to the top like I did in kickboxing. Always been a good boxer, been a better boxer than I am a kickboxer and I think I’m going to be at the top one day. Some big things in the pipeline for next year for me but i’m just waiting for that all to come together and I’m looking forward to it.”
Sugden was an accomplished kickboxer, his kickboxing highlights range from an ISKA 72.5 kg title along with a 70kg Fight Sport Grand Prix Max eight man tournament. If his boxing skills are as sharp as his kickboxing skills look for his predictions to come true by the end of 2017.
“It’s exciting because there a lot of fighters round my weight at top of the world level in Britain so, there’s some big domestic fights out there for me as well in the future. You’ve got the James de Gales of this world and Callum Smith whose up there.”