Mould’s hoping to deliver some title success

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Punching postman Lee Mould plans to deliver the right result ... thanks to the help of the Royal Mail.

The 25-year-old is in the middle of a month off from his job as a postie to get ready for his English title fight with Adam Little in Blackpool next Saturday.

It is the biggest fight of his career and says the backing of his employers has been a “massive help” to his preparations for a different sort of round.

A regular Mould day would involve an early rise for a run at 6.30am before then walking the streets of Sunderland to deliver the mail.

After that it would be off to the Harton and Westoe Miners Welfare gym for a punishing session with coach Mal Gates.

“It can be quite tiring, a day like that,” explained the Sunderland boxer.

“This is the first time in my career I’ve trained full-time for a fight and it’s been a massive help.

“Doing it this way means I’ve been able to get an extra session in and more rest.

“It is vital to get the rest as well as the training and I feel really good.

“I am where I should be and very happy with the preparations.

“I feel better better now than I did before the Craig Dixon fight (for the Northern Area title) so it must be doing me good.”

Mould needs to be at the peak of his powers to beat Little in the battle of the unbeaten welterweights at the Hilton Hotel.

Little has won all 12 of his bouts and, like Mould, is an Area champion having beaten Ryan Hardy last time out for the Central region’s belt.

Mould said the opportunity to scrap it out with the Blackpool star for the vacant title was a mixture of surprise and delight.

“When Mal got the call, he asked me what I thought and I told him ‘I want it’,” said the exciting fighter, who is known as ‘Lightning’.

“It’s not often you get the chance to box for the English title.

“I don’t know if I deserve it if I’m being honest but I guess the (British Boxing) Board thought they’d pair two unbeaten Area champions together.

“Now it’s coming, I am to grab the opportunity with both hands.”