It may be at the same venue, but nearly nine months will have elapsed from this weekend’s fight date and Andy Owen’s last ring assignment.
A frustrating spell on the sidelines ends when he’s a part of BCB Promotions’ next offering at the Hangar Events Venue, in Wolverhampton, on Sunday night (November 13).
Owen boxed at the Hangar on February 18, completing a rematch against Kearon Thomas with a second straight four-round points whitewash victory, through a 40-36 scoreline.
Since then, the 35-year-old has seen two proposed contests, in May and July, fall by the wayside, due to injury and illness respectively.
That leaves Owen, who grew up in New Invention but now lives in Perton, resuming his efforts with a 3-1 pro record to speak of, having turned pro in June of last year.
He scored a TKO on his paid bow, forcing the retirement of Ryan Hibbert, after two rounds, after his opponent had been dropped and bloodied.
The ‘0’ of Owen was taken in his next outing, though, which ended in the second round after his next adversary, Norbert Szekeres, landed a stoppage, through a series of body shots.
Owen has redressed the balance, through two tests against fellow West Midlander Thomas, from Walsall, and now aims to kickstart his pro career.
That began after six just bouts of amateur experience, winning five of them, representing Wolverhampton Boxing Club where he now coaches. His own trainer is ex-pro Richie Carter.
He was a kickboxer, before playing football in the academy at Worcester City FC as a teenager. He didn’t take up boxing until he was 24.
Outside of his sporting activities, the married father-of-two is employed by the NHS, as an associate practitioner, in the MicroBiology department, at New Cross Hospital.
Owen still harbours hope of competing for the vacant Midlands super middleweight title and was scheduled for a step up to six rounds in July.
Tickets for the Hangar bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.