Massey excited ahead of Spanish camp

Jack Massey (left) recorded a points win over Mitch Mitchell in Manchester - his sixth consecutive win.
Jack Massey (left) recorded a points win over Mitch Mitchell in Manchester - his sixth consecutive win.

Chapel boxer Jack Massey is looking forward to sparring with world champion Youri Kalenga.

Massey received the invitation, to go to Spain to take part in Kalenga’s camp, less than 48 hours after securing his sixth consecutive professional win, against Mitch Mitchell at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse on Saturday night.

The points victory came in what was Massey’s first six-round outing.

Frenchman Kalenga fights on November 15 against Denton Daley, in Ontario, Canada in what will be his first defence of the title that he won in June of this year.

Massey says that the opportunity to spar with world champion is one that he is looking to make the most of as he continues his fledgling career in the paid ranks.

He said: “I got offered the chance to go to Spain on Monday by Gary Hyde, who is Kalenga’s manager.

“I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a mint experience.

“I’ll be sparring against a world class boxer and he’s the benchmark that I can put myself up against.

“It will be a good sparring test for me.”

With regards to his victory over Mitchell, Massey says that his maiden six-rounder went as smooth as he could have wished for.

He also revealed that his work on strength and conditioning in recent weeks paid off.

He added: “It went really well and I came through it nicely.

“He (Mitchell) came to fight and he was an awkward opponent at the start.

“But I think after four rounds or so, he was holding on alot.

“He actually got deducted for holding on.”

Lincoln’s Mitchell was deducted a point in both the fifth and sixth rounds, giving Massey a hefty winning margin.

However, even without the additional two-point buffer, Massey would still have recorded a comfortable night at the office, winning by a nine point deficit.