There will be nothing light about the punching power of Steve Collins Jr as fights at light heavyweight for the first time in his pro career in Boston tomorrow night.
The undefeated Dubliner’s first six fights have played out at 14st 4, but after a drop in two stone is ready to progress at a new weight division.
Anyone who has seen the son of Irish fight legend Steve Collins in action knows he has always been in good shape, indeed the man who traded hooking on a rugby field for throwing hooks in the ring attributes the drop in weight to a drop in bulk rather than excess weight.
However, loosing muscle won’t decrease his power and he is expecting to damage at his new weight.
“It is six rounds at light heavy not cruiser, the weight has been slowly coming off me. I don’t carry the same bulk as I used to. I can punch at cruiser so I can punch holes in people at light heavy,” Collins told Irish-boxing.com.
“I do the rounds easier because I haven’t the bulk using up all the oxygen, I feel more comfortable. You will see a better me every time you come see me fight.”
The next time fight fans will get to see is against Tyrell Bates as he makes his American debut against a debutant he knows little off, not that, that worries him.
“It’s an amateur so he is making his pro debut. I know nothing about him but after being out this long I will take anyone. I know he is experienced, but I don’t mind I knowing nothing I will fight anyone and adapt accordingly.”