It has been five years since Bradford boxer, Nadeem Siddique took to the ring, yet now, after an injury-ridden period, he is back and determined to be better than ever.
Sid, who competes as a light-welterweight, has been training for the past 12 months after overcoming a back injury which hampered his blossoming career.
With 22 wins, and just two losses to his name, the now 36-year-old had gathered a large following from Yorkshire’s faithful, even clinching the BBBofC Central Area welterweight title.
Now he is back after a lengthy spell on the sidelines and says he wants to remind his fans why he became so popular
“It has been a fight really since last year, just trying to get myself back in shape and ready for this fight,” he said.
“I’ve been training with the Ingles over in Puerta Ventura for a fortnight of intense training alongside the likes of Kell Brook and Kid Galahad and I am now really excited about getting back in the ring.”
The local competitor will put on the gloves again on Saturday 14th June in Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse where he will take on an unnamed opponent.
Despite not knowing what he will come up against he says he is confident of recapturing the form which gave him such a reputation in the past.
“I’ve got my goals and targets now and just want to get some wins under my belt,” he said. “I already have two more fights lined up after this one so it is just preparing for this and then taking it one step at a time.”
Tickets are available for the fight by calling 07764 656 667, with prices starting from £40 standard and £80 for ringside.