Joe Howarth makes his fifth professional outing this Saturday night at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. The lightweight has been in explosive form, winning his first three fights by stoppage and his last fight went the full six round distance.
Howarth told IntuBoxing, "My toughest opponent was my last fight Josue Bendaña. I didn’t box my best and was looking for the knockout a bit too much."
"I think if I keep improving every fight and keep performing on the night I can go all the way in boxing."
The British lightweight division is thriving currently with Maxi Hughes as the IBO world champion, Campbell Hatton and Ricky Burns. We also have recently watched live on Sky Sports the lightweight Boxxer tounrament which was won by Dylan Cheema in April 2022, from the Skydome in Coventry.
"A good fight would be me and Campbell Hatton two lads from the North West both unbeaten I think that fight would have fireworks"
Howarth fought three times in 2021, including his professional debut. His debut was against Naeem Ali 9th October and the fight was stopped at the end of the first round following damage to the left eye of Ali, which the doctor stopped.
His second fight was against Jamie Quinn, just a month after his first, and the fight was stopped 44 seconds into the second round. His third fight came against Jake Osgood and the fight was stopped after Osgood was dropped three times.
"All time favourite boxer would have to be GGG", was his response after I asked who his all time favourite boxer was.
While learning his craft, Howarth went on to say, "Would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who’s bought a ticket to any of my fights it means everything to me and I couldn’t do it without them. Also massive thanks to all my sponsors they have been there from the start so I can train full time."
From myself, Joe seems a well grounded youngster who has a bright future. At the moment he's unbeaten in four, but if he has an active 2022 he could be seven or eight fights into his career. And if he can keep being explosive and winning, surely his future is in his own gloves.