Fauldhouse fighter Sean Watson is eager to put 2012 behind him as he prepares for his first fight of the new year.
It has been announced that the boxer will be back in the ring in early March after being included on the billing for the next Prospect Boxing fight night at Ravenscraig in Motherwell.
The 23-year-old had a year of injuries and ended 2012 with his first fight in months – which finished a technical draw due to an early injury to his opponent.
And he wants to focus on the year ahead which he hopes will be one to remember for the right reasons.
He said: “It’s good to find out when I’ll be back fighting and now I’m focusing on preparing for that.
“I’ve kept up my fitness over the holidays and will be back in the gym as soon as possible.
“It’s been a very frustrating time for me with the injuries. It’s really been a bad year for me and I now want to concentrate on making sure I have a much better time in 2013.”
Watson had battled back from a cruciate injury and eight months on the sidelines to be ready to take on Spaniard Ryan Peleguer.
But the bout had to be stopped in the first round when the two men suffered a clash of heads.
Watson’s Spanish opponent came off worse, with the match being ruled a technical draw after only 60 seconds of action.
And after the disappointment of not getting to compete in that fight for longer, he is determined for his next fight to be a successful one.
He said: “I’ll hopefully find out soon who I’m up against and in the meantime I’ll just be staying sharp and being prepared.”
The fight will take place on March 9, and promoter Paul Graham said: “It will be a cracking start to the next season with some all-Scottish fights for some and testing fights for others.
“More details will be revealed after the new year.”