Webster has won all 13 of his professional bouts.
Undefeated Super Middleweight Being Featured on Show in Millville, New Jersey
Undefeated super middleweight Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (13-0, 7 KOs) will be making his long awaited return to the ring next Saturday, November 10th, fighting at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey. The bout marks his first contest since participating in the camps of Julio Cesar Chavez, Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev, and the Garden State native is eager to show the boxing community what he learned while training with those world class fighters.
“This fight here seems different than any other fight that I’ve had,” Webster said of the bout. “Coming out of the Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev camps, I’m totally different, from the way that I shadow box, my work ethic, also my strength and conditioning. Even Denny (Brown, trainer) is seeing a lot of things that he’s been trying to show me are now being pulled out of me. My inside fight game has gotten a lot better since Andre Ward, and my power has really improved since Sergey Kovalev. He was a lot bigger than me in the camp, but I stood strong and withstood what he brought to me.”
A man who already had many tools in his arsenal, the constantly evolving Webster says that fight fans will be seeing a completely different version of him after he steps through the ropes next weekend.
“I’m more excited than ever about getting into the ring for this fight due to everything I’ve learned from these camps,” he stated. “Now, I get to show the world an entirely new Derrick Webster. The thing of it is, I’m 6-4 as a middleweight or super middleweight, so I’m tall for a boxer. There are a lot of things people think I can’t do. Put pressure on me. Stay in the pocket. Attack the body. Do whatever it is you feel that you need to do, but it’s going to take a whole lot more than that. When I’m giving world champions the type of work I’m giving and making them feel that being in the ring with me is going to take them to another level of execution against their opponents, that says something.”
Webster feels that versatility is the key to having a successful career in the sport, and that reason is why he constantly looks to find ways to improve his game.
“I can fight on the inside. I can get low if I need to get low,” he remarked. “They’re really going to have to think outside the box for someone to think he can beat me. I’m not the same fighter I was as an amateur or even at 10-0. This fight here is going to show a whole lot about me. I’m still growing, still learning, but I’ve become more polished. Denny also sees the development, and he’s started to give me more now because he sees I’m ready for it. People out there expect a whole lot out of me. All of my fans expect me to put on a great show until the end of my career, whenever that is. Even though they expect a lot, I promise they’re going to see a new and even more exciting and fearless fighter. They’re going to see me thinking more than I’ve ever thought before, bringing the pain in a different way than any other fighter out there is bringing it now.”
Due to opponent backouts, the New Jersey southpaw last stepped in the ring back in April, defeating a tough Sabou Ballogou via unanimous decision at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. Having to endure such a long break has only made Webster more full of anticipation for next Saturday, and he plans to show that when the opening bell sounds.
“I’m overly excited. I can’t even express how excited I am,” he confirmed. “I’ve always believed in where I thought my future was going to be, and now I’m starting to see exactly what I’m capable of doing. The people who don’t know what Take it to the Bank is all about, the ones who are sleeping on me, they are going to be woken up.”
Another man who will be fighting on the card at the New Jersey Motorsports Park is undefeated welterweight Anthony “Juice” Young (6-0, 2 KOs), a good friend of Webster who he says shows a style that is similar to his.
“When it comes to the both of us, you get speed, you get explosiveness,” Webster commented. “Even when people think we’re just chilling, all we’re doing is thinking. There’s not much people can do to a force such as myself and Juice. People better come ready to stay on the edge of their seats because there won’t be time to relax. Bring your walking shoes because you’re going to stay on your feet. Ladies, don’t bring the heels because your feet will be hurting after we keep bringing you out of your seats. That’s just what we do. I’m going to bring the pain. He’s going to bring the pain. Juice is an exciting fighter, and he’s for real about what he’s doing. We’re both dynamic, and people better expect fireworks come November 10th.”
Webster is still awaiting confirmation on his opponent for next weekend, while Young is set to battle Michigan resident Joe Flores (4-4, 3 KOs). Headlining the Millville show is Thomas “Cornflake” Lamanna (9-0, 5 KOs), with a full undercard on tap as well.