Lee Mould plans to shed the pounds in order to make a few!
The all-action Sunderland boxer is to slim down from welterweight to light-welter as part of his new start.
Mould, as reported on Tuesday, has signed a promotional contract with Fighting Chance.
It is an association he hopes will catapult him back into the title frame and earning prizes and money after too much inactivity over the last couple of years.
The “Mackem Mexican” clinched the Northern Area belt in 2014 after a war in Gateshead with derby rival, Craig Dixon, and fought valiantly against Adam Little in Blackpool last summer when he lost in a challenge for the English Championship.
Those thrillers should have been the cue for Mould to kick on, but he’s only had two bouts since, both on Fighting Chance events.
And the Gateshead-based organisation have been so impressed, their boss, Lewis Pendleton, decided to sign him.
For Mould, it is the perfect platform and he hopes to now make an impact in the 10 stone division.
“I’d like to thank Lewis for having the belief in me,” said the Mal Gates-trained crowd favourite.
“I want to be boxing for titles and Fighting Chance are giving me the platform to do that.
“I am boxing on their December 3 show and I’m getting ready for that.
“I’m looking to go down to 10 stone, I think light-welter will be a better division for me.
“I think I’m a bit stuck between two weights at the moment.
“I can make welter so easy that it’s probably right I try light-welter.
“If I have the correct nutritional guidance and the right time to prepare then I think I can be a force at 10 stones.
“Having Fighting Chance behind me I hope will make the difference.
“After I beat Dixon I was out for a year and the same after the Little fight.
“With Lewis, hopefully now the chances will come – I feel like this is a fresh start and I can’t wait for December 3.”
Fighting Chance are due to announce the venue for their December 3 show in the next few days with a Wearside location a possibility.