Sedgefield’s ex-Hartlepool boxer Bradley Sunders in a hurry for boxing glory

STRONG: Bradley Saunders (black shorts) against Mitch Prince at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.
STRONG: Bradley Saunders (black shorts) against Mitch Prince at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.

BRADLEY Saunders does not have a boxing nickname.

But if the unbeaten light-welterweight wants one, what about Bradley “In a hurry” Saunders?

The gifted 28-year-old is in a rush – in and outside the square ring.

Saunders has won all nine of his pro fights – seven inside the distance, the most recent being his ruthless fourth-round demolition of Mitch Prince.

The rugged Scot had never been stopped but he was on the canvas four times at the Metro Radio Arena on Saturday night – five if you include the time the Sedgefield fighter thumped him through the ropes.

Saunders, managed by Frank Warren says he is ready for a title fight now.

“I’m doing things no one else is doing,” he explained. “I’m dealing with tough, tough men.

“I don’t want to be hovering about, I want to be fighting good lads.”

And he says because of his amazing amateur career – a world bronze medal is included in his glittering collection – he does not need a long pro apprenticeship.

Saunders says his devotion to boxing is now “second to none” having moved to Spain with his family to dedicate himself to his profession.

“I’ve got to prove myself all the time,” he said.

“I won amateur titles with natural talent, while going out with the lads.

“Now I want to win them by doing it properly, that’s the difference,

“Let me crack on. I’ve had a good amateur career, lots of experience.”

He hopes his management, Frank Warren and son Francis, who was at ringside at Newcastle, will deliver.

“It’s not for me to find an opponent, It’s Frank’s job,” said Saunders, the man in a hurry.

Over to you lads ...