Heckmondwike fighter to lay down the law in December bout

Boxing solicitor Zahid Kahut will be looking produce his bestever performance on December 6 when he meets Darlington’s Carl Wilson. Kahut, 38, who works at RKS Solicitors in Dewsbury, defeated Howard Daley for a third time back in March and has since been preparing for next month’s bout at the Aggrah Midpoint Hotel in Bradford. With only five victories to his name after nine professional fights, time is running out for the Heckmondwikeborn fighter to achieve his dreams. Heavyweight Wilson, who has won his last two fights following four straight losses, will be dropping down a division for clash and Kahut realises that he must pounce on the opportunity. “This fight is going to be very dangerous for me,” claimed the 6ft 6ins southpaw. “I’ve put an awful lot of work in for this and I’m fitter now than I have ever been. “I’m looking to produce my biggest performance to date and I’m taking this fight very seriously. “I still have a lot to do and I want to achieve my dreams.” Kahut, who fights out of the KBW gym, will be facing a boxer 14 years his junior in the shape of Wilson but he insists that will not play a part in the tie, which is likely to be made up of six twominute rounds. Last year’s unanimousdecision Prizefighter defeat to Mark Krence is one which Kahut recognises as his only true defeat and he believes that a win in December will be his first step back towards a reappearance in the event. “The only defeat I have ever been satisfied with was the one against Mark Krence,” he said. “The majority of my other defeats have been on points. “I’ve never been knocked out, I’m a durable fighter and I believe I have talent.” Attempting to balance a fulltime profession and a high intensity boxing career has been tough for the cruiserweight but he believes he has what it takes to eventually win a British title. And, although his work as a solicitor may have hindered his progression in professional boxing, he says few can criticise his constant work rate. He told The Press: “Boxing is a very tough sport and it’s extremely hard when you are balancing it with a hugely demanding business. “I have four children, a wife, friends and family and they all need my time. “I never waste a second of my time. If I’m not working, I’m at the fantastic facility that is KBW gym trying to get myself physically ready for the fight. “I don’t listen to the critics. I lost at Prizefighter and it was disappointing but it isn’t fair to compare me the sport’s elite. “I work all week to provide for my family and I have something to fall back on after boxing, which others may not have. “I have a career but I do take my boxing seriously. This fight will keep me on the right track. I still believe I have what it takes to win Prizefighter, a competition which doesn’t suit my style, and there is no reason that I cannot win a British title.” Tickets are priced at £60 and are still available. Interested parties are advised to contact Kahut on 07838 118646.

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