Boxing: Easton swerved Hogmanay to focus on tonight’s fight

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Lightweight boxer Jason Easton has revealed his preparations for tonight’s bout with Czech fighter Jan Korec included bringing in the new year childminding.

While his friends partied the night away, Easton, 24, remained mindful of tonight’s clash in Glasgow and offered to look after his older sister’s young daughter, Charley.

“I stayed at home and babysat my niece so it kept me in,” said Easton, who is eyeing for his fourth consecutive win tonight. “It was a nightmare because all my mates were out having a great time and sending me pictures!

“But even one night makes it so much harder to get yourself set for a fight so it’s not worth it. I want to be in the best shape I can be.

“My opponent tonight has only had one fight in which he drew. It’s only four rounds but I think we’re looking to step that up and I think I’ll have a six-rounder in March. I’ll definitely have too much in the tank for him.”

Meanwhile, there were wins for Stephen Simmons, Stephen Tiffney and Thomas Dickson at MGM Scotland’s Burns Supper show in Glasgow on Thursday night.

Cruiserweight Simmons, 31, comfortably disposed of Lithuanian Remigijus Ziausys to win his six-round contest on points while Tiffney, 27, prevailed in his featherweight bout with Jamie Quinn.

And, lightweight Dickson, 26, in what was his second professional bout, stopped Michael Stupart of Dunfermline in the second round.