Jermaine Osbourne-Edwards is determined to come back with a bang after a true test of his mettle last time out.
He goes again as part of BCB Promotions’ show in Wolverhampton, at the Hangar Events Venue (Pearson Street), on the Friday evening of May 6.
The 33-year-old southpaw featured at the Hangar in February, putting a recent family bereavement to one side in order to make it a hat-trick of pro wins.
Just days earlier, his grandmother Elizabeth sadly passed away, putting his appearance in jeopardy, but he decided to box on in her memory.
Osbourne-Edwards tackled centurion ‘Fonz’ Alexander Anderson and rolled over him through a points whitewash, despite finishing their welterweight contest bloodied.
He was cut above the right eye, from a clash of heads, in the fourth and final round, but remained calm to record a 40-36 landslide scoreline.
It wasn’t quite the one-round demolition of Krasikir Vasilev, who was floored five times in a 152-second wipeout last December, for his first pro TKO.
Osbourne-Edwards’ debut came in October of last year, defeating fellow left-hander Matt ‘MJ’ Hall by another 40-36 points shut-out. All of his pro outings have been at the Hangar.
‘The Kundalini King’ featured at amateur level for Wolverhampton’s Merridale Boxing Club, to the tune of 10 bouts, with nine of those ending in victory.
He said: “I’m feeling strong again, I’ve had an amazing camp and, at least, I’m not having to worry about being over-emotional this time. Losing my nan hit me hard.
“She died in front of me, on the Tuesday, and I was supposed to be fighting on the Friday. I was going to pull out, but I wanted to get the win for my nan.
“To do that, I had to challenge myself and get into warrior mode. It wasn’t my best performance, but I did what I had to do and got the win.
“I had a lot of emotions to contend with and there were a lot of things that could have gone wrong. You can’t go back and blame the situation for losing.
“I’m glad I did it now, to overcome those challenges shows what I’m about and I felt like my nan was still there supporting me. I know I did the right thing.
“She’s now at rest, I’ve had some time with my family and I can’t wait to get back in the ring. I want to do better and be more explosive this time.
“I can get to 4-0 with this one and I’m still learning, all of the time. People forget that I didn’t have much of an amateur career, so I’ve been catching up.
“I pray that I will become a champion and I’d love a crack at the Midlands title, I’ll definitely be going after the belts. Hopefully, this will be my last four-rounder and then I’ll go up to six.”
Tickets for the Hangar bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, from the BCB Box Office by calling 07493 582 261 or visiting myfighttickets.com.