Aston Brown insists he isn’t fazed by the size of the task in hand to claim a medal at his maiden AIBA World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan.
The 22-year-old is one of 13 selected by the British Amateur Boxing Association to fight in Almaty and one of two to do so at middleweight alongside Anthony Fowler.
Scot Brown lost to Romanian second seed Bogdan Juratoni at the European Championships in Minsk back in June while Fowler fell at the same stage.
Brown won’t be among the seeds for the World Championships in Kazakhstan but he is full of belief that he can scrap his way to a place on the podium.
“I’m expecting it to be tough but I want to get myself a medal,” Brown told the Herald. “I know if I stay switched on and focused I can do it.
“Sure, I could draw one of the eight seeds but that doesn’t bother me because I’m definitely as good as those boys.
“The way I’m looking at it is that I need to win six fights to win and four to get a medal.”
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