Terry, 332 (1-3 ), expected to turn into two-weight world champ in June when he took on Texan Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO World Super light weight crown in his home city of Manchester — but wound up on the wrong end of a split selection.
With those setbacks behind him, Flanagan has revealed that tendonitis — and a inability to perform road-work — hadn’with making the lightweight limit, t helped. With the problem the Mancunian says he would compete again at lightweight if the opportunity presented it self, but hopes to land the huge fights at super-lightweight.
“Personally, I presumed the Prograis fight proved to be a close one,” clarified Flanagan, who’s in the fitness center, doubling finished with trainer Steve Maylett. “Other than the round once I got knocked down, and that he won I came back at him that around. He & rsquo; s fighter, don & rsquo; t even make me wrong, however I was never mastered by him any around, but obviously he had been the home fighter plus I knew it would definitely become hard winning points on the market.
“We were expecting ’d grab him coming in, from what we expected however he fought . It had been good tactics from him , we expected me to try and blow away, but he moved on the back foot. He never really committed to whatever, although we trained to roam onto shots. The round where I go I got put on my arse easily rsquo;d have done that more I may possibly have got and did try knocked out! It had been a great experience going around and fighting out at home , although it had been a terrible night for me personally. It had been simply a pity about the outcome.
“rsquo & I;m between welter, and I need the quickest route back to a domain. I could still produce lightweight, and that I ’m big enough to get light-welterweight. It’s only I fought among the very embarrassing fighters at 10 rock (Maurice Hooker) and then came up against the [WBSS favourite in his own hometown! |} I don’t think I didn’t win the Prograis fight, however everyone said ‘it won’t go past rsquo & a couple rounds;, and I felt as strong as him in there.
“I’ve said to [boss ] Steve [Wood], whatever comes up if it’s light-welter or lightweight, then I’m pretty easy. I’d face anybody — Josh Taylor, Lomachenko, Mikey Garcia, Crolla, Luke Campbell — those huge fights and I&rsquo. My first fight at 10 rock was a domain fight after being outside of the ring to get 14 months, and once I lost I really could have had a simple warmup, however I needed to get in and examine myself against the most useful [against Prograis]. Josh [Taylor] is a great fighter, I rate him. I believe he’ll triumph the WBSS and, down the road, it’therefore.
“I’d enjoy rematches with Hooker and Prograis too, I need them more than anything else, to avenge those losses. I presumed the Hooker fight was close, it had been a split decision and also I thought I may have done enough to reopen it. He & rsquo; s fighter, however, and has got yet another good win, but I thought that I & rsquo;d have gone over to fight with him , but it never came off.
“Looking back to get the first five or four rounds before I got the cut, at the Hooker fight , I had been winning comfortably, but I just lost my thoughts. I never got hurt against him, and he had been the big guy, ” the fighter that is 10-stone. That I was not hurt before knock down, and it had been a flash knockdown although prograis was meant to be this puncher. I was and had my legs right a way.
“I know people will probably look at me saying, & lsquo; he lost his last 2 fights, the wheels have well and truly dropped off & rsquo; yet, nonetheless it & rsquo; therefore not the case. I had the unbeaten record of any British fighter, however pressure’s. That has been holding me , my trainer said fights I had been winning that I was holding back because I didn&rsquo I just do enough to succeed. Let my boxing stream and I had to just go in, and I think that’therefore everything will happen. I was always more worried about losing than winning the fights. I feel fresh, hungry and I’ve made a lot longer to offer. You haven’t even. ”