Jarrod Fletcher
Jarrod Fletcher

Fletcher looking forward

QUEENSLANDER Jarrod Fletcher is looking forward - certainly not back.

The Australian middleweight boxing champion still has a bitter taste in his mouth following his loss in London earlier this month, but he knows what the perfect pick me up is - another fight.

England's Commonwealth middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders handed Fletcher his first defeat in his 13-bout pro career with a TKO in round two.

Now Fletcher is hoping to bounce back from that huge disappointment and he has West Australian Robbie Bryant in his sights.

The 33-year-old Bryant, who has won 17 of his 19 bouts (he has lost one and drew the other), is ranked 11th in the world and Fletcher is keen to take that off him.

Fletcher's trainer Steve Deller said yesterday that he was chasing the Bryant camp to set up a showdown in December.

Fletcher does not care whether it is in Perth or Brisbane.

"Mate, I just want to get back in the ring," Fletcher said. "It was hard to swallow what happened in London, but that's all in the past - there is nothing I can do to change that."


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