26-year-old Cruiserweight Courtney Richards is returning to boxing after taking a 3-year sabbatical and has signed a new 3-year contract with Steve Goodwin of Goodwin Boxing.
“I cannot wait to get started again with Steve,” said Courtney. “The first time around I did not have a clue about the boxing business and was boxing on the road without knowing I was actually on the road and what that entailed. I am a good ticket seller so I don’t really understand why I went down that route.”
Richards met with Steve Goodwin mid-2018 and after a long chat decided that Steve would be the man to guide his career. “I had some things outside the ring to sort,” said Courtney. “A year later I am putting pen to paper. I am more mature now, understand the boxing business and have a great manager. Titles are coming my way!”
Richards won 5 and drew 2 from 12 fights with a notable win over Southern Area champion and English title challenger Lawrence Bennett en route. Richards took Stephen Simmons the full six rounds in Scotland winning a round “I believe I really drew that fight but you get no change in Scotland” said Courtney.
Looking to be back in the ring in October/November 2019 subject to board formalities, Richards believes his time is now. “Under the Goodwin Banner watch me go. I will win an area title comfortably and then go on to English and British honours.” Richards will be training under the watchful eyes of Shane Radmore and Marlee Dann.
RICHARDS RETURNS FOR DOMESTIC TITLES
Thu 6th June 2019