After making his debut last June, Newport’s Lewis Howells will be looking to build on his debut win when he makes his second professional appearance next month.

Howells, who operates in the middleweight division, began his journey as a professional fighter when he outpointed Jordan Grannum last summer after he frustratingly had to postpone his debut.

It was a solid performance from Howells, who boxed very maturely and managed to put all of his hard work into practice against the experienced Grannum who had fought over 100 times when he faced Howells.

The Welshman currently resides in Stratford-upon-Avon with his family, and is coached by the highly respected Derek Fitzpatrick at Fitzpatrick’s Boxing Gym in Leamington Spa.

After a frustrating 12 months which saw Howells having to postpone another scheduled fight date in November, he will be keen on making up for lost time and pushing on with life as a professional, and proving he can mix it with Britain’s top middleweights.

With the significant rise of Welsh boxing over the last couple of years, a shot at a Welsh title at either middleweight or super-middleweight will be of interest to Howells at some point in the near future.

Colwyn Bay’s Gerome Warburton currently holds the Welsh title at middleweight, after he defeated Aberdare’s Morgan Jones in Swansea last May.

This was Jones’ second shot at a Welsh title after he defeated Jake Anthony for the super-middleweight version in 2019. The 168lb title is still held by Jones, who is set to return to the ring within the best couple of months.

It will hopefully be a year to remember for the Newport native, who will be very keen on continuing his progression and doing all he can to add his name to Welsh boxing’s history books in years to come.

He will fight at The Premier Suite in Cannock on March 30 against a yet to be announced opponent.