Anthony Fowler returns to the ring this weekend as he takes on the Spaniard Jorge Fortea on Saturday Night.

The Liverpool boxer feels he’s coming into his prime years and feels that he has massively improved under the renowned trainer Shane McGuigan.

At 30, he’s ready to progress up the levels in the European scene and he’s expressed his desire to go and face the current European champion Sergio García.

Fowler (13-1, 10 KO’s) is coming off the back of four straight wins since 2019 and he faces off against Fortea on the undercard headlined by the Cruiserweight world title fight between Brit Lawrence Okolie and Krzysztof Glowacki.

Focused on Fortea

With future fights in mind, Fowler is focused on getting the job done on Saturday night against an tough opponent.

Fortea holds a record of 21 wins, two losses and one draw with seven of his wins coming by knockout.

However, his record is ‘juiced up’ so to speak, having only fought outside of Spain once.

That was at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas which resulted in his second professional loss when he stepped up to face IBF number one ranked fighter at the time Bakhram Murtazaliev.

He was comfortably beaten there but Fowler claimed that it will be a tough night’s work regardless, when speaking to Boxing Scene.

“This fight is a good indication of where I’m at. I feel good, I’ve had a short camp but I’m fit anyway so there won’t be excuses on the night, I’ll be ready to fight.

“Fortea is a really good fighter, he’s boxed on Canelo’s undercard and gone 12 rounds with the IBF No.1. He’s not the biggest puncher but he’s got good ring IQ and is very tough.

“I know he is going to make me work for the win. When I beat him I will be ranked in three of the four governing bodies.”

Future Fights

If he can secure the victory here, Fowler will be ranked in three out of the four governing bodies and will be targeting some big fights to move up the rankings.

He’s expressed his desire to go and face another Spaniard in Garcia, who is 33-0 and the current European Champion.

“I’m looking to box someone like Sergio Garcia next and then I won’t be far off a World Title fight. You’re only one big win away from a big fight and when I beat Fortea I hope some doors will open.

“I’m open to boxing Scott Fitzgerald in the summer but I’m not going to wait around for him.

“I want to climb the rankings and win belts, starting with a win on March 20. I won’t be surprised if Fortea gets through the rounds as he’s illusive but I want to break him down and hurt him, winning is the most important thing!”