Trainer tips Massey to continue his good start

Chapel cruiserweight Jack Massey and trainer Bobby Rimmer.
Chapel cruiserweight Jack Massey and trainer Bobby Rimmer.

Jack Massey’s trainer Bobby Rimmer insists the Chapel fighter has made a terrific start to his fledgling career in the paid ranks.

20-year-old cruiserweight Massey recorded his third victory in as many bouts with an early stoppage win over Tommy Gifford in Blackpool earlier this month.

The success over Gifford followed a similar result in his debut against Jody Meikle in July, who he also stopped.

Massey’s second win meanwhile, came courtesy of a points decision over Sheffield’s Will Burkin in October.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Rimmer says Massey has managed the transition from amateur to professional extremely well.

He said: “It wasn’t the perfect performance by Jack (against Gifford) but he still stopped the guy in round two so that shows just how well he’s doing.

“Turning professional isn’t just about the change in fighting, it’s about the step-up in training.

“Professional boxing is a man’s sport and if you lose then you get hurt.

“I think Jack’s doing great. It’s easy to forget he’s only just turned professional and he’s had three fights in quick succession against different styles of fighters.

“He’s in a successful gym and there’s people around him like Brian Rose, who’s likely to be fighting for a world title, and Jack Arnfield, who won the middleweight British Masters title recently.

“There’s no doubt he can reach the top.”