Lowe and behold

Young professional Isaac Lowe is promising an exciting ride in the fight game. The 18-year-old demolished Michael Stupart in a round on his October debut at the Blackpool Winter Gardens, and the huge Mike Tyson fan is determined to put in another eye-catching shift when he appears there again on December 14th on the undercard of Brian Rose’s British light-middleweight title defence against Sam Webb.

"I was over the moon with my performance [against Stupart],” revealed featherweight Lowe. “The atmosphere was great and it was all anyone could ask for for a first pro fight.
“He was a strong kid and a dangerous opponent for my debut but I caught him with a decent shot and it was all over and done with.
“Ideally I’d like to have got some more rounds under my belt but you don’t get paid for overtime so you have to get them out of there. Any boxing fan pays their money to see someone who goes forward. You want your money’s worth and there was no one better than Mike Tyson for that and that’s why I liked to watch him.
"From starting boxing aged eight I’ve always gone forward; that’s the way I box. As an amateur it only got me so far, but in the pros it’s definitely working for me.
"I’m very strong for my weight and I can hit with both hands. I like the body shots and I don’t care who you are once I hit you with them it’s goodnight!"
Lowe’s ‘all or nothing’ style looks certain to make him a fan-favourite. The former ABA semi-finallist and England amateur is already straining at the leash for tougher pro challenges.
Of course, like most young fighters, Isaac harbours title ambitions. Whether he achieves them, in a sport as difficult as boxing, remains to be seen, but the guarantee is that he will entertain trying. That’s all for the future though, for now Lowe’s immediate destiny lies at the Winter Gardens and, as usual, he is raring to go.
"I wish it was this weekend. I’m fit, strong, my weight’s perfect and I can’t wait. I’ll try and get him out of there as soon as I can. I’d like to do the four rounds but if I get a chance I’ll be taking it.
"Honestly you get your money’s worth when you come and watch me. I’m one for the future.”

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