Harry The Boxing Kid
Cruiserweight Jack Massey has admitted he has Olympian and current British Champion Lawrence Okolie in his sights.
The 25-year-old is set to fight on the undercard of Carl Frampton vs Josh Warrington in December as he looks to remain unbeaten in 15 outings. Whilst not boasting the Olympic pedigree of his rival, Massey can point to winning the ABA’s as a Senior and a Tri-Nations Gold as he sets out on his hunt for titles. The pair previously traded blows on social media about a potential fight after Okolie’s controversial victory over Matty Askins for the British title in September.
But the unbeaten prospect is doubtful whether Okolie will stay true to his words…
“I’m sure a lot of people saw what we said on Twitter about each other, it was nothing major just talking about going at it at some point down the line,” he said.
“I know I would take that fight right now, I’d be very confident too in what I could do but I am just doubtful about what he said.
“I watched his fight with Askins, people can say what they like but he got the job done and is British Champion.
“When you’re British Champion you have a target on you, so for that reason alone I want that fight.
“I have got a big fight coming up on the Frampton/Warrington undercard and we’ll go from there, I am ready for titles so that’s all I care about now.”
Like his domestic rival, Massey too could have been going to the Olympics after a decorated amateur career.
‘One Smack’ even received a letter requesting his attendance at further trials, however after experiencing National tournament success.
He continued: “Well winning the senior ABA Elite Championships was the turning point in my boxing career.
“The same day I actually signed professional forms, I got a letter from the Olympic GB Squad asking for further trials – but I already made my mind up.
“I had spent so long on the amateur scene and it was frustrating not getting matched because I had won a few titles by this point.
“I had already been to look at pro gyms and decided I was going to train with Bobby Rimmer so the plans were already in motion.
“But who knows if I had gone to the trials, you never know what could have happened.
But I am happy with the way my career has gone so far to date, I still expect to get to where my talent deserves!”