Meacher Major has a record of 16-4. He is 28. For the last five years, after a quality amateur career, he has fought professionally. Major has taken off his drawing board, a five-year plan, intended to culminate around the time he turns 33.
This year 2010 will see him lay the foundation for the five-year program. Commonwealth and world titles are the ultimate goals. Another important factor is his intention to campaign in the ring during the remainder of his career as a super featherweight boxer.
“Yes, I have decided, finally, that I will be fighting for the rest of my career as a super featherweight. I have met and discussed the matter with my entire camp and that is the decision. Also, I will be fighting at home, except in those cases when it is worth my going out of town to fight. This is a serious time for me. I recognize that I’m at that point where my decisions have to be the best for me. Time is not on my side to be making bad decisions. I believe we have come up with a good plan and I will see it through,” said Major.
I applaud his perspective. Major is indeed fortunate. He has maintained control of his very own ring destiny. On schedule for him are two fights during the first part of this year. It is expected that he will rebound from his defeat last November at the hands of Dorin Spivey for the North American Boxing Association lightweight crown.
His group has officially communicated with the Commonwealth Boxing Council and applied for a super featherweight elimination bout. The request will be discussed at the CBC’s Interim Meeting in London, this coming April 21. If approved and Major is successful, a Commonwealth title bout would seem a certainty for late 2010 or early 2011. Then, a world title match would be his next target.
Major however, is determined to “stay focused.”
“In my mind and the thinking of my camp is the Commonwealth and then a world title, but, the reality is that I lost my last fight. For me, it will be one step at a time this go-around. I have to get back in the win column. Then, I will take another fight and I am confident, but for me, it will be concentrating on one part before going ahead (in my head) to the next,” insisted Major.
Well, he certainly has a sensible approach to the continuation of his career. As president of the CBC, I have already sent the Major camp’s application request to our head office. The ball is now in Major’s hand. Best wishes for 2010 Meacher!