The former titleholder has lost two in a row.
Former lightweight titleholder Terry Flanagan is looking to snap a two-fight losing streak this Friday in Liverpool, facing Tanzania’s Jonas Segu in an eight-round bout, and is promising fans a return to form.
“It’s always good to fight in Liverpool and I’ve had some good nights there. I won Prizefighter in the Olympia, so hopefully it will be another explosive performance and I’ll be back at my best,” Flanagan said. ”I’ve watched a bit of my opponent and he looks like a tough operator. He’ll come for a fight and it seems he likes to take a few to give his own so it should be a great bout.”
Flanagan (33-2, 13 KO) won the first 33 fights of his career and picked up a 135-pound belt, then moved up to 140 in June 2018, losing to Maurice Hooker in a vacant title fight. He then entered the World Boxing Super Series and lost to Regis Prograis in the first round.
Flanagan, 30, is stepping back the competition for this one, as Segu (19-8-2, 6 KO) is meant to get him back in the winner’s circle, but Flanagan says he won’t take the opponent lightly.
”I’m not overlooking this fight and I always put pressure on myself. Anything can happen as it’s boxing. so I’ve got to be in there switched on and do a job,” he said.
”It’s going to be good to show people what I’m about. My weight is good and we’re on track for where we need to be. We’ll get this one won and then I’ll be right back in the gym looking to get out again as soon as possible.
”When I get these few fights under my belt that’s when you’ll see the best of me. I showed that in the Diego Magdaleno fight. I was straight into that after the Jose Zepeda fight and that was one of my best performances, so if I’m active I’ll get better and better.”