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Cox on a mission

Randy Bennett

Cox on a mission

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Shawn Terry Cox is a man on a mission.
The former World Boxing Council/Caribbean Boxing Federation (WBC/CABOFE) cruiserweight champion is intent on winning another title.
Cox, also nicknamed “The Sniper”, will travel to Guyana later this month to take on either Leon Gilkes, which is more likely or, better still, the current WBC/CABOFE title holder, Sean Corbin.
“Right now I am ready and raring to go,” Cox told MIDWEEKSPORT during an interview yesterday.
“I am hungry to get back into the ring after having been out for so long.
“I want to regain a world boxing title and anyone that I fight up until I get that world title I am going to knock out, plain and simple.”
Cox, who last fought nine months ago in a loss to Russian Denis Lebedev, revealed that he had been training hard for his upcoming bout and he was in tip-top shape.
“Whichever of those two guys that I face, come the end of the month, is going to get knocked out.
“I am really focused, probably the most focused I have been in my entire career.
“This is a new year and I am looking to start it the right way, and once I fight to the best of my ability I will become a world champion again,” Cox assured.
Cox, who was once rated at No. 15 in the world, pointed out that he had learnt from his mistakes in the past, most recently in his loss to Lebedev.
“I won the first round and almost had him on the canvas. I should be the world champion today.
“This year my goal is to knock out every opponent I fight, and get back to the top of the ratings, win the world title and defend it right here in Barbados with a major United States television network covering the fight.”