Brighton Middleweight Nick Jenman will be hoping to realise a long-held ambition this Saturday, as he faces Chris Jenkinson for his first professional title.
Jenman, 4-4-0, has been a professional for just over two years and with a long amateur career behind him is looking to push on in the paid ranks. ‘I first got in the gym when I was 7, and had my first fight at 10, so I’ve been in the gym for a long time. I want to win belts and win titles.’
The title in question is the International Masters, a stepping stone title for many fighters including Ryan Clark and Audley Harrison (who won his version of the belt before his knockout clash with David Price for the British and Commonwealth titles) and Jenman is hoping that a win on March 16th could prove to be the catalyst for him to go on to bigger and better things.
Jenman’s trainer, Ian ‘Jumbo’ Johnson feels that he is the most dedicated fighter that he has worked with. ‘He’s lived the life since he was 10 years old… He’s a phenomenal trainer, sometimes you have to keep him out of the gym! You can’t hold fighters back, you have to believe in their talent’.
In his last outing Jenman was stopped by debutant Neil Perkins, and come Saturday at Crawley’s K2 Leisure Centre, he’ll certainly want to return to winning ways and take home with him the first belt of his career.