Super lightweight boxer Jason Easton says he will treat his professional debut tomorrow as if it was just another amateur bout.
The 24-year-old Craigmillar fighter will box Bulgarian Ivailo Boyanov at Ravenscraig Sports Complex hoping to secure his first victory in the pro ranks.
A former Scottish amateur champion, Easton also represented for his country on numerous occasions, winning a silver medal at the Belgrade Winners Tournament in April. “I’m just taking it as another amateur fight if that makes sense,” Easton said.
“Obviously it means a lot more and there’s more at stake as you don’t want to lose your first pro fight.
“Boyanov certainly isn’t a journeyman so he will be a tough fighter. I’m planning on keeping the fight at a fast tempo and see what he brings to the table.
“I’ve got a decent support going through but with it being the same night as the show at Meadowbank, it’s been a bit of a nightmare to be honest.”
Without wanting to stray too far ahead, Easton admits he cannot wait to box on the undercard of friend Josh Taylor’s ‘Lift’Off’ show at Meadowbank next month.
“I am absolutely buzzing for that,” Easton said. “I can’t wait to appear on that one. I’m trying not to think about it though as I’ve got a big night tomorrow to get through first. My manager Billy Nelson is keeping me busy so it’s great he’s stuck to his word.”