Sunderland boxer gets big chance to kick-start career

Isaac Macleod.
Isaac Macleod.
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Isaac Macleod has the stage to kick-start his boxing career.

The Sunderland fighter will take on fellow prospect Danny Craven in the battle of the unbeaten welterweights in Liverpool tomorrow night.

Macleod has a 100% record since leaving a glittering amateur career behind him to turn professional.

However, it’s been stop-start for the 22-year-old, who last boxed in May at Houghton, where he picked up win number eight, against the Czech Republc’s Daniel Bazo.

This though is a great opportunity for the former European junior gold medallist.

Macleod will be meeting a boxer as ambitious as he is on a major show which is being shown live on terrestrial TV.

Craven, from Manchester, is, like Macleod, a former top notch international amateur loking for a breakthrough and has launched life in the paid ranks with three straight victories.

They will meet over six rounds at the Echo Arena which hosts the the World Boxing Super Series show.

Macleod’s promoter, Phil Jeffries, said it is an exciting challenge for the gifted boxer.

“This is exactly what Isaac has been looking for and what he needs,” said the Wearside fight figure.

“Isaac has been boxing journeymen and winning but now he is in with a good, unbeaten kid.

“It’s a massive show to be on and a great opportunity to show how good Isaac Macleod isd.”

ITV4 televise Liverpool super-middleweight Callum Smith’s WBSS opener against Sweden’s Erik Skoglund.

With fellow Brits George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr in the tournament, Smith hopes to be in an all-British final next year.