Scotland’s Nathaniel Collins Has No Doubt That He Can Beat Any Featherweight In The World
Glasgow’s Nathaniel Collins (12-0, 6 KOs) retained his Commonwealth strap and added the British Featherweight title to his collection with a dominant, flawless performance resulting in a 7th-round body shot knockout over former British and Commonwealth Super Bantamweight title challenger, James Beech Jnr.
The 26-year-old Scottish boxer nicknamed ‘the nightmare’ impressed in his win against Beech with no other prospect beating the Midlands boxer as formidably as Collins including some of the top TV talents. NoSmokeSport cannot believe there isn’t more hype around him outside the boxing fraternity.
In an exclusive interview with NoSmokeSport, Collins described the lack of opportunities for him despite being a highly accomplished fighter at a time with a plethora of TV shows and platforms. It’s fair to say that fighters with significantly lower ability are showcased week after week but an undefeated, exciting, popular British champion still cannot secure a TV deal.
“It’s a weird one. Obviously, I’d love to be on TV, I’d love to be signed to anybody at this point. Just to get my name out there, to get my profile raised. It’s a shame, I feel like I’m a talent, I’m exciting enough to watch, I’m quality enough to watch – people will want to watch me, it’s just they don’t know about me yet”
“I thought I’d wake up on Monday morning (after beating James Beech) with a handful of offers. ‘We’ve seen you, it was exciting and we want you to come and fight on our platform’, but nothing seems to have happened yet which is a shame”
Nathaniel Collins is of the belief that he can beat any Featherweight in the country and the world and has no problem stepping in the ring with any of them. The Scotsman is also willing to take opportunities in the away corner, something he proved when he agreed to fight Nick Ball until Ball pulled out of their ordered contest last year.
“I’m not bothered (about fighting in the away corner). If you watch over the last few days, Boris Crighton got the call for Lyndon Arthur, and yesterday Jordan Grant on a Sky Sports show got the call for Aaron McKenna. I’ll go in the away corner, the difference between that is like I’m very comfortable and confident at beating any Featherweight…I know when I get in the ring, my skills do the talking”