Local lad Massey eyes up Dome as possible venue

Jack Massey.
Jack Massey.

Chapel-en-le-Frith cruiserweight Jack Massey in is discussions to stage a local show - with Buxton’s Devonshire Dome a leading contender for venue.

The unbeaten fighter is eyeing up a show close to home for later this year, with his promoter Eddie Hearn making tentative enquiries as to possible locations.

The Devonshire Dome, home to the Buxton campus of the University of Derby

The Devonshire Dome, home to the Buxton campus of the University of Derby

Massey, 21, says the opportunity to stage a show within the High Peak would be a brilliant occasion for him.

He said: “There’s a chance we could stage something at the Dome. My promoter has talked about it.

“It’s now a case of seeing what the seating situation is and various other things.

“But if it was to happen it would be good for me to stage a fight there. It’s just a case of waiting now.”

Massey is currently back at work in the gym after recording a fourth consecutive win in the paid ranks last month.

He defeated Danny Fleary in Manchester and he has revealed he is set to work with nutritionist Kerry Kayes, in a bid to bulk up for what can be an unrelenting cruiserweight division.

He said: “Most of the guys I’ve come up against have been bigger than me and around half a stone heavier.

“Therefore, I need to have that strength to be able to counter that.

“Kerry will work on certain things and has said that he aims to help me put on seven pounds through diet changes.”

Massey also says that the long gap between fights - his next outing is yet to be confirmed - helps him work on different things in training.

He added: “It gives me a chance to work on a few things, knowing I’ve got plenty of time between the fights.”