Easton faces toughest test 
of his burgeoning pro career

Jason Easton faces a former champion of Ireland
Jason Easton faces a former champion of Ireland
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Lightweight boxer Jason Easton says his career is heading in the right direction ahead of tonight’s showdown with Belfast’s James Gorman at Bellahouston Sports Centre in Glasgow.

The former Craigmillar amateur has made a sterling start to life in the paid ranks, registering four consecutive wins since September – three of them knockouts.

However, the 24-year-old will contest his first six-round bout tonight against the former Irish champion.

“This is my first six-rounder so I think he’ll give me the rounds which is something I probably need,” Easton said. “This is shaping me for bigger things to come hopefully. I think he’ll be a bit better than usual but I don’t think he’s there to win anymore. He seems to have given people close fights and was a former Irish champion. But he was out for eight years so he’s just come back and is definitely not what he used to be.”

Easton has also been confirmed on MGM Scotland’s Collision Course bill at Meadowbank on May 7 and admits he can’t wait to box in front of a partisan crowd again.

“I’ve boxed through in the west for three of my four pro fights so I’m looking forward to May,” he said. “There’s nothing like fighting in Edinburgh in front of your own fans so it will be another great opportunity for myself. But I’ve just got to take the fight tonight first before I can turn my attention to that one.”