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Anthony Sims Jr aiming for title fight by end of 2019

The super middleweight prospect is looking to keep stepping up this year.

Boxing at Ice Arena Wales Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images

American super middleweight prospect Anthony Sims Jr has featured on notable cards in both the U.S. and U.K. since last August, and the young Matchroom fighter is hoping to find himself in a title fight by the end of this year.

The 24-year-old Sims (18-0, 17 KO) isn’t getting ahead of himself, though. It’s more that he’s thinking big.

“I am a work in progress,” said Sims Jr. “I’ve been working on my jab, letting my hands go, and getting loose. My record says that I am power puncher, so I am trying to get back to boxing as you can’t just go out there and expect to blast everyone away.

“I’d like some sort of title fight by the end of the year, but the key is making sure I am ready, because once you get to that level, there’s no turning back. I haven’t had to dig it out and grit my teeth in the 10th, 11th, and 12th rounds yet, so I need to go deeper in fights before we get there, but it’s coming. Those big fights could be ready for me next year.”

Last time out, Sims stopped Argentina’s Mateo Damian Veron in the sixth round in Peterborough, England, part of the Gill-Dominguez undercard. He returns to action on April 26 in Los Angeles, against an opponent to be named on the Srisaket-Estrada II show.