Lewis Benson aiming for bigger and better pro fights

Lewis Benson. Picture: John Devlin
Lewis Benson. Picture: John Devlin
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Edinburgh’s MGM boxer Lewis Benson says he is striving for a “bigger and better” performance when he returns to the ring at Meadowbank in December.

The former Lochend amateur registered his second pro-win on Thursday night at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow, Spanish southpaw Santos Medrano proving no match for the 2014 Commonwealth Games star.

The light welterweight’s 40-36 triumph was as straightforward as the judges’ scorecards suggests and the 23-year-old is now targeting a trio of victories since switching to the paid ranks in June.

“I’ll be back in the gym on Monday as I’ve got stuff to work on,” Benson said.

“I want to put on an even bigger and better performance than my previous fights. I’m fine though, I could go and train today.

“I love knowing I have fights coming up and after the one in December, I want to know when the next one is. Boxing is my life and one I have chosen so I just want the dates to keep coming my way.”

Benson admits the experience of Thursday’s boxing dinner show wasn’t as fulfilling as his debut last month but stressed the importance of grinding out another win.

“I enjoyed it but it doesn’t compare to the public shows,” he said. “The atmosphere was a bit different but it was a fight so it’s keeping me busy.

“I had a wee cut at the end of the second round when I started rushing things and he put his head down and we clashed. He was an awkward southpaw but it was a really good performance. I didn’t put a foot wrong.

“I switched back to being smart because I’m fighting in five weeks time so I need to be ready for that so the only thing I got hit with was a headbutt.”