DERRICK WEBSTER RETURNING TO RING ON JULY 27TH
Undefeated Super Middleweight to Fight at Resorts in Atlantic City
Undefeated super middleweight Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (13-0, 7 KOs) will look for his 14th professional victory later this month, returning to the ring on July 27th at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City as part of an ESPN Friday Night Fights card. Fresh off a trip to Las Vegas where he joined trainer Freddie Roach and the camp of WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Webster reflected on the past few months of his life as he waits to hear who he will face in his next bout.
Webster is the current BAM Middleweight Champion (Photo courtesy of Team Webster | Click for full version).
“The past few months have been interesting and educational,” Webster remarked. “I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. It has given me a lot more fire and has made me want to train a whole lot harder. I’m a person who has always had a lot of will, but this has given me even more will to want to win more excitingly.”
Something that has been a regular occurrence throughout the career of Webster is not getting much time to train for specific opponents. Dates are booked weeks and often months before he knows who he will be fighting, and various challengers are brought to the table before someone signs the deal to scrap.
“My trainer, Denny Brown, tells me that if I just am who I am supposed to be in that ring, it doesn’t matter who I’m fighting,” Webster stated. “We train for the pressure, we train for the boxers, we train for awkwardness, and we train for the long haul. Denny’s main goal is to always get these guys out of there as quickly as possible, but we also train for the rounds. We try to train where we don’t have to worry about being touched too much. Overall, it’s not really a frustration to me anymore. I remember a time when I used to get frustrated, but now that I’m starting to understand who I am, I wouldn’t want to fight me either.”
And as for his upcoming bout, Webster forecasts an entertaining night for all of the fight fans in attendance.
“On the 27th, expect explosiveness, great defense, great discipline and another ‘Take it to the Bank’ victory,” he concluded.