Jason Easton battles former Irish champ for fifth pro victory

Jason Easton is still undefeated in the pro ranks. Pic:
Jason Easton is still undefeated in the pro ranks. Pic:
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Edinburgh boxer Jason Easton claimed his fifth win of his professional career with a points victory over Belfast’s James Gorman in Glasgow on Saturday night.

However, the 24-year-old, who is managed by Billy Nelson, admitted Gorman, 12 years his senior and a former Irish champion, was the toughest opponent he has encountered since leaving behind the amateurs last summer.

“He was a really tough boy who took some decent shots but I got a good six rounds which is what I needed,” the Craigmillar light welterweight said. “I was hitting him on the body in the third round and I thought he was going to go but as I say I got the six rounds in so I’m glad with that.

“I enjoyed myself out there, stuck my tongue out and maybe got a wee bit complacent and my coaches told me off for it when I got back to the corner and said to me to concentrate on my boxing.

“I suppose I tried to make it a wee bit more exciting for the crowd. He was definitely better than the others I have fought before, that’s for sure.”

Easton is certainly making a name for himself in the division and confirmed he will continue to box at light welterweight amid suggestions he was considering a shift up to welterweight.

“I’m going to keep at light welterweight for championship fights,” he said. “I am sitting comfortable at 10 stone 6, maybe 10 stone 7 but I could also make ten no bother as I’ve done it before.

“I don’t really have any particular titles in mind at the moment but whatever Billy has got planned for me, I’ll go for it. I’ll fight for any title that comes my way.”