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Unpredictable Jamie Douglas realizes a dream this Saturday night

The only thing Jamie Douglas can predict about his debut on Celtic Clash 8 this weekend is that he will emerge victorious.

Outside of that the featherweight claims he brings a lot of unpredictability to the table.

One of a number of new Boxing Ireland signings says his style is somewhat unique and bamboozling, but believes it will help him become one of the more entertaining members of the growing domestic pro circuit.

“I am a wee bit unpredictable,” he tells Irish-boxing.com.

“I like to throw plenty of shots, play a thinking game, switch styles and vary it. I am not afraid to get stuck in if needs be too. I think people will find it entertaining.”

An amateur for over a decade, Douglas joins the pros with good experience having won the 2016 Ulster Intermediates, but he believes his brief semi pro stint will also prove beneficial.  

“I think the semi pro stuff will stand to me. I am used to the no head gear and vest and it simulates professional boxing too, so it can only stand to me,” he adds before revealing he is as ready as he is excited for his first paid outing.

“I am feeling fit and healthy. I am excited too and I have a wee bit of nerves. I am getting that fight week buzz and I can’t wait to get in. As soon as I step through the ropes I am always ready to go.

“I have been sparring Joe Fitzpatrick and if you can stay in the ring with him your good to go with anyone I think.”

Douglas is confident of victory this coming Saturday and is hopeful of a busy year ahead.

“I predict a win, that’s all I can predict. I will do everything I can do get it. I want to get this fight over and then whatever Dennis (Morrison) and Leonard (Gunning) say is next I’ll get straight into that.

“I love it, I love fighting and I love living the lifestyle. I love training and enjoy the gym. It was always a dream to turn professional. I have got here now and I feel I am good enough.”


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com