A domain battle with the Josh Taylor of Scotland will be massive and lewis Ritson defied his doubters at a points victory, says Johnny Nelson.
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The Newcastle man completed a thrilling points victory over Robbie Davies Jr at a WBA name eliminator before the hometown fans.
Sky Sports pro Nelson admits Ritson screen surprised him after he moved a division following a decision defeat by European winner Francesco Patera, just over 12 weeks ago.
I never expected Ritson to develop such a performance, together with such strength, decision at the weight he stepped up, explained Nelson.
He teased his way through certain times of the struggle and boxed as well.
Fellow pundit Spencer Oliver believes he can target the titles in his weight class and the resurgence of Ritson is absolute.
Hell takes loads of confidence in this, he needed that, said Oliver. He said it there – it was salvation. It was about developing into the weightreduction.
He didnt have a couple of good performances, people thought he had lost his power up at the new burden, but he showed that actually he is more successful. Hes producing the weight more easy and you will need time to correct to a burden.
He showed there tonight that he goes world level at super-lightweight.
Taylor, the IBF title holder, takes about WBAsuper winner Regis Prograis from the World Boxing Super Series final weekend, live on Sky Sports Box Office, also Nelson expects that theTartan Tornado emerges victorious to set up a possible fight with Ritson.
Of course Taylor, said Nelson, when requested about world champion competitions for Ritson.
For us on home turf, that is a gigantic battle. That is the battle youd like to see.
Styles-wise, I feel these boys may create both. They could struggle, they can box, they can amuse and I think that its going to be a terrific battle of styles together along with him Taylor.
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