One to Watch: Jack Bowen

Jack Bowen steps into the ring as an expert for the second time. Picture Credit score: Courier Mail

Jack Bowen steps into the ring for less than the second time as an expert this Saturday night time as the principle occasion for the second time in his profession.

Bowen, who’s signed to MTK World, displays on his introduction into boxing as he speaks with

“I fell in to it. Over right here we now have a model of soccer known as Australian Guidelines, so I performed AFL from the time I may just about stroll.

“[Aged 13] I began down the boxing health club simply to get match for footy within the off season and I fell in love with the game.

“I nonetheless performed AFL till I used to be about 16 after which the boxing acquired a bit of bit extra severe and it’s taken me all over the world.”

The 24-year-old turned over to the paid ranks 13 months in the past making his debut at 175lbs, however transferring ahead Bowen shall be campaigning at middleweight.

“Now I’m an expert, 1-0, not campaigning at mild heavyweight anymore, I’m seeking to make the transfer right down to middleweight.”

Boxing isn’t the commonest sport of alternative in Australia, kids have even been bullied for taking on the game because it’s such a left subject alternative down underneath.

“I’ve at all times beloved the aggressive nature of the game, and my father was a boxing fan, so I believed if I’m going to get match I wish to discover ways to defend myself whereas I’m doing that.

“Look, it was one of the best choice I’ve ever made!

“I saved it quiet in class as a result of I didn’t need to be referred to as the man who can deal with himself. And also you get a little bit of shit for boxing over right here as a result of it’s not as frequent.

“It’s a really small neighborhood we now have over right here that really compete so I saved it to myself.”

As a toddler Bowen would watch the fighters of yesteryear on tape together with his father as the game would slowly embed itself into the younger man.

Mike Tyson together with his mentor Cus D’Amato. Picture Credit score: WBN

“Rising up I bear in mind watching movies of Mike Tyson. I feel each younger child was fascinated by Mike Tyson at one stage or one other.

“[Fascinated] by his ferocity and his perspective in direction of the sport. It was fully totally different to my world so I used to be fascinated by it.

“Then as quickly as I began competing I appreciated types extra like Roy Jones Jr and Prince Naseem Hamed who have been actual entertainers, actual flashy, flamboyant. I gravitated in direction of watching extra that type of boxing.”

Roy Jones Jr stunned John Ruiz to claim the WBA Heavyweight crown in 2003 Photo Credit: Boxrec
Roy Jones Jr surprised John Ruiz to assert the WBA Heavyweight crown in 2003 Picture Credit score: Boxrec

Jack faces one other 1-0 prospect in Thomas Wilkins on the Nissan Area in a tricky check which Bowen hopes to see by and transfer on to larger and higher issues in his profession.

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