Foot’s on the right track for title bout

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SUNDERLAND fighter Glenn Foot has extended his unbeaten record with a comfortable points victory over Slough’s John Brennan at the weekend.

Brennan also went into the fight, at London’s O2 Arena, with an unblemished record – having won all four of his previous fights.

But over the course of four three-minute rounds the Wearsider’s class eventually told and the Sky Prizefighter champion – undefeated in 12 bouts now – got the verdict with a 39 points to 37 scoreline.

Foot’s trainer, Phil Jeffries, told the Echo: “It was an excellent performance from Glenn because he had trained for a 10-round British title eliminator before Larry Ekundayo’s late withdrawal.

“Then he was supposed to be fighting in six three-minute rounds against Brennan on Saturday before the organisers told him just before fight they were reducing it to four three-minute rounds.

“Mentally, it was tough for Glenn and I think it took him a little while to get going before he turned it on as the contest wore on and got the decision.”

Foot was disappointed to miss out on an eliminator for Frankie Gavin’s British welterweight title after Ekundayo’s pulled out with injury.

But he knows that being involved on the undercard of a major fight night in London – with Olympic heavyweight star Anthony Joshua MBE making his professional debut as well as Scott Quigg battling for the WBA super-bantamweight title and Kevin Mitchell fighting for the IBF inter-continental lightweight title – was good for his profile.

Jeffries is now working on getting 25-year-old Foot ever closer to a title fight: “Glenn’s ready,” he said.

“We just need to get him in the ring with a champion; he’ll do the rest.”