Hearn: Ritson “Got to be Pushing for a World Title Fight”

Ritson and Hearn Seeking World Title After Huge Victory

Lewis Ritson and Eddie Hearn
Lewis Ritson and Eddie Hearn

Ritson and Hearn Seeking World Title After Huge Victory

In the United Kingdom there are several high profile domestic level fights. To no surprise, Lewis “Sandman” Ritson vs Robbie Davis Jr put on another crowd pleasing performance. Would score a unanimous decision to improve his record to 20-1, 12KO. Currently holding the WBA Inter-Continental junior welterweight title, Ritson is now looking to hopefully challenge for a world title.

Davies, who won both the EBU/BBBoC titles, was the higher ranking fighter. He has now lost his second professional fight, dropping to 19-2, 13KO. The popular fighter from Liverpool was also hoping to use this fight as a path to the world title. However, like all things in sports, to the victor goes the spoils and top headline. The WBA titlist can now look towards the future. In said future is a possible showdown with the winner of the World Boxing Super Series tournament unification.

The winner of the blockbuster showdown between undefeated champions Regis “Rougarou” Prograis and Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor will be the next intended target. This is an incredible opportunity for Ritson if it comes to fruition. Especially given that many felt his surprising first career lost to Francesco Patera back in 2018 may have majorly halted his career.


Even DAZN/Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn, when speaking with the UK news Chroniclelive, offered up praise for the young mans ability to put all the past demons behind and re-galvanize his career.

“Ritson was so much stronger at 140lb coming back to really […] eradicate the demons of last time.”

“Which was a kick in the nuts cause we sitting upstairs in the changing room and I was thinking oh fuck, we’ve blown it.”

“We’ve got this unbelievable crowd and unbelievable atmosphere and we’ve lost. And now he’s comeback, he’s got two wins and he’s on the verge of a world title shot.”

“He should be very proud of himself, it was a great performance.”

The always-vocal British promoter would continue, adding that a title fight with either WBSS winner is a huge promotion.

“I think Josh Taylor against Lewis Ritson at St. James Park is a 60,000 sellout and it’s a Pay Per View fight on Sky.”

“I would love to do that fight. For me to put a world title fight on in this city with one of their own against a Brit would just be mouth-watering.”

Hearn would answer the follow up question on if Prograis was the victor.

“Still he would have a profile in the UK. He’ll be known probably not as big as fight if Josh Taylor won, but either or I feel like he (Ritson) got to be pushing for a world title fight.”

That is the vote of confidence a fighter needs to stay focused and undoubtedly, team Ritson will be paying close attention to the highly anticipated October 26 showdown live at the O2 arena.

By: Garrisson Bland

Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."