Nina 'boom boom' Bradley win on a unanimous points decision against Karina Katinska
After winning her seventh professional bout, Newark fighter Nina ‘boom boom’ Bradley believes she is ready for a world title fight, but acknowledges that she “needs to sharpen up.”
The 30-year-old defeated Karina Katinska on a unanimous points decision (58-57) at the Newark Showground to continue her unbeaten record.
“I’m delighted with the win,” said Bradley, who is trained by former world super featherweight title holder Carl Greaves.
“Looking back at the fight now I do feel I could have done more, but I’ve got the win and at the end of the day, that’s what I went into do.”
“In round one and two I controlled the fight.
“I knew she didn’t like being on the back foot, so I tried to take it to her.
“There was exciting moments in each round and I felt she (Katinska) always came out strong, but by the end of the two-minute rounds, I would be on top.”
In round four, Bradley caught Katinska with a good combination, which ended with a powerful right hook.
However, the Newark fighter failed to create the same impact in round five, which she described as her worst round.
“I was lazy in round five,” she said. “It was my worst round.
“I hit a barrier and just switched off.
“But in round six, I came out stronger and I felt like I dominated the round.
“I was confident the whole way through and never thought I was losing at any point.”
Greaves, who was feeding advice to his fighter between rounds, said: “She (Bradley) has been in with experienced fighters and it was not as tight as the score card suggests.
“For me, she won the fight by four rounds, but what’s important is that she is winning.
“I think our next step is to go for a world title fight.”
Bradley, who won the Commonwealth Super Lightweight belt in September, is now having a time off following a hectic camp.
“When I’m back, we will go through it all again,” said Bradley.
“Carl (Greaves) and I have spoke about dropping down [from super lightweight to lightweight] and if that’s what he thinks is best, then that’s what we’ll do.
Greaves mentioned Ireland’s Olympic gold medallist Katy Taylor and Liverpool’s Natasha Jonas as potential opponents in the lightweight division.