Lewis Paulin is still a novice when it comes to the world of professional boxing, but that hasn’t deterred the super featherweight fighter from dreaming of hitting the big time.
The former Meadowbank amateur has two wins to his name since joining the paid ranks earlier this year and is targeting a third victory tomorrow night against Hereford’s Dean Evans on MGM’s ‘Edinburgh Fight Night’ show.
“I’m hoping to climb the rankings and not spend too much time at the bottom,” Paulin explained. “I’m 25 so if I’m going to make it then I have to move quickly. I don’t want to be tiptoeing around for too long.
“I think my style is made for the pros, though, as I am a strong fighter who likes to come forward so I find it easier rather than chasing people like I found in the amateurs. The points scoring in the amateurs wasn’t really suited to me so I think I can go far.”
Paulin, who is managed by Glasgow promoter Alex Morrison, is hoping his opponent arrives in the Capital with every intention of silencing the Scot’s army of supporters.
“I’m hoping he’s going to come and try and win and not stand back,” he said. “I want him to give me a good fight. If he does, it will leave me with that opportunity to try and catch him. It will be more exciting for the fans to watch.
“It’s what the crowd wants to see at the end of the day as it makes for a much better fight. I think he’s around 20 places above me in the rankings so he should be coming to make an impression.”
Paulin has had almost two months to prepare for the visit of Evans and is confident he has enough in his locker to comfortably see off the Englishman.
“Everything’s gone well and I’ve had loads of different sparring partners for the fight. I’ve known I was going to be on the show since October so I’ve had ages to prepare. I’m feeling ready to go.”