Perfectionist Macleod looks to step it up against Lithuanian

Isaac Macleod

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ISAAC Macleod is back in action tonight and looking for an even better performance.

The young Sunderland fight sensation is aiming to extend his winning run as a professional to three fights by beating Lithuania’s Arvydas Trizno in Hartlepool.

Macleod has made a great start to life in the pro game after reaching the top in the juniors, stopping Hungary’s Gyorgy Varga on debut in Sheffield last December before outpointing experienced Slovakian Robert Blazo at Houghton in March.

The 20-year-old was superb on both occasions, but the perfectionist in him wants him to produce an improved display over the four rounds at the Borough Hall this evening.

“I’m excited,” said the former world youth silver medallist.

“I’ve worked really hard in the gym so I can put on more of a performance.

“I’m happy with two wins out of two but I don’t feel that people have got to see the real me yet.

“I’ve trained for nine weeks for this fight and I can’t wait to get in there.

“The gym is the hard graft, the fighting is the easy bit and I’m looking forward to performing again.”

Macleod is back in the North East after a successful build-up in Manchester with trainer Anthony Farnell.

“Arnie’s happy with me,” said the former Sunderland ABC star, who is managed by Queensberry Promotions, the organisation run by the Warren family.

“He says I am looking class and looking sharp.

“I don’t know a great deal about my opponent.

“I’d love to fight someone who’ll come on to me, but will just have to wait and see what he brings.”

Tickets are available on the door of the Hartlepool venue on the town’s Headland.