Sunderland’s up and coming middleweight Jonson McClumpha has a big chance to impress on Saturday night on the undercard for Brian Rose’s first title defence.
The British light-middleweight champion goes up against Max Maxwelhttps://wearboxing.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/big-chance-for-jonson-mcclumpha-on-the-rose-undercard/l at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool with the event being broadcast on SkySports.
Therefore, for McClumpha, being on the undercard gives him an excellent chance to impress in front of a big audience.
Jonson said: “Being on Sky can add a lot of pressure because you really want to impress. But I have prepared the same as always with plenty of strength work so I am going in confident.”
The ex-Plains Farm amateur will be matched in a four round contest against the Cameroonian-born Emmanuel Moussinga. Now based in Birmingham, Moussinga has had four professional fights so far – losing his first three but winning his last.
McClumpha also has four bouts under his belt so far but he has won all four of his so far; winning one by way of knockout.
The 21 year-old trains at the East Durham College Gym under the tutelage of David Binns. He revealed that his dream opponent would be anyone for a title but said he isn’t looking further that the British title.
“I’d like to get the British title and then from there we’ll just see where that takes me. I always look at other champions and think they’re only men like me, so if one man can do it, why can’t I? But before that I have this fight. In my previous fights I’ve learned to take things slow and pick my shots. I’m feeling good, fit, strong and sharp so I’m confident I’ll get the job done.”
McClumpha’s trainer, Phil Jeffries, was also full of compliments for the young man.
“Jonson is a very talented boxer. He’s done okay so far but unfortunately injury has limited his time in the ring. He’ll win this fight and then we’ll step him up after this one. He’s working with David Binns who he’s worked with since his amateur days and he’s a top coach. After this fight we’ll step him up to a six-rounder and then an eight and then after that he should be ready for an area title shot.”
Jonson looks a real prospect for North East and British boxing and said he would like to thank everyone for their support so far.
Good luck to Jonson.