A skilled former amateur product of Jimmy Egan’s Boxing Academy in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Macauley McGowan will make his professional debut on March 29th in Newcastle, on the undercard of Stuart Hall’s IBF world bantamweight title defence against Martin Ward.
McGowan, 19, who is now trained by Arnie Farnell, decided he would go pro after the ABA’s were pushed back last year and believes he has what it takes to make an immediate impact on the British light-welterweight scene.
As an amateur McGowan was the junior ABA champion in 2010, an ABA finalist in 2011 and represented England youth. With over 60 bouts behind him there is no reason he cannot be a success in the pros. At Egan’s Gym, Macauley trained with Tyson Fury, Jimmy Kelly Junior, Kofi Yates and Hosea Burton, boxers who are all now doing well in the pro’s and who Macauley looks to emulate.
McGowen is a good all round boxer with a tough streak and is a name for fans to watch out for. As an amateur he always brought rave reviews and has the talent to be as successful as he wants to be. I caught up with him at Arnies Gym to talk about his pro debut.