Jason Easton is ready to show opponent Glenn Foot why he is the higher-ranked boxer in Britain when the duo compete for the vacant Commonwealth super lightweight title tonight
Englishman Foot has been less than complimentary about the current IBO Intercontinental and Celtic champion in the build-up to this weekend’s duel at the SSE Hydro, despite the undefeated Craigmillar fighter being ranked six places ahead of the Sunderland man in sixth. That has irked Easton and the 26-year-old is not only ready to add a third belt to his collection, he also wants to put Foot back in his place.
“On paper, it looks a cracking fight. We’ve both been in some really tough fights,” Easton said. “But he seems to think he’s going to steamroller me as he’s been saying he’ll walk through me in ten seconds.
“We’ll see how that goes. He talks about being in with top-class fighters like Sam Eggington and Josh Leather. Yeah, he has been in with those guys but he seems to be forgetting he lost to them both. He might have been in the same ring with good fighters but he couldn’t beat them. He’s never been in the ring with Jason Easton.”
Bantamweight Lee McGregor is eager to show he is ready for whatever the future throws at him when he contests his first eight-rounder against Nicaragua’s Pablo Narvaez.
Reigning British and Scottish amateur champion McGregor has made a blistering start to his pro career under the tutelage of trainer Shane McGuigan, winning his previous two fights by knockout. And the 21-year-old already has his eye on one of the sport’s biggest prizes.
“I’m not messing about. I belief I can be in a British title by the summer,” a defiant McGregor said. “I have a good fanbase. Maybe I could be headlining my own show by then. I don’t want to be arrogant and sound like I’m calling out the winner. But when they have got what I want so badly I’ll say it as it is.”
Haddington middleweight Iain Trotter (5-0) aims to win his first pro belt when he boxes Glasgow’s Marc Kerr (11-1) for the Scottish title.