Ring return for Amir

Amir Unsworth with trainer, manager and promoter Carl Greaves. EMN-150119-183023001

Amir Unsworth with trainer, manager and promoter Carl Greaves. EMN-150119-183023001

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Sleaford’s boxing hero Amir Unsworth is set to make a return to the ring after more than a year-and-a-half away from the sport.

The 34-year-old announced his retirement in July 2013 following a six-year career which saw him win titles at lightweight and light-welterweight.

Now, he is dusting off his gloves again with a view to claiming a title in a third weight class.

The move coincides with Unsworth leaving the Army. The former lance corporal left the forces in September, following a 10-year career which included service in Iraq and Northern Ireland.

He said: “I’m out as a civilian and I have got the hunger back for the boxing after a good long rest.”

Unsworth is scheduled to make his return to the sport on Saturday, March 7 in Grantham.

He said he has remained physically fit away from the ring and he is now got a nutritionist on board.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the results,” he said.

He hopes the people of Sleaford will again lend him their support on the night and beyond.

“The support in Sleaford has always been fantastic. I hope they carry on and follow my career like the did before.”