Massey pleased with latest victory

Jack Massey against Moses Matovu.
Jack Massey against Moses Matovu.

Jack Massey maintained his unbeaten record in Manchester last weekend with a straightforward points victory over journeyman Moses Matovu.

The Chapel cruiserweight overcame the veteran thanks to a disciplined performance in the four rounds at the Phones4U Arena.

Massey did enough to win each individual round as he extended his winning streak in the paid ranks to 5-0.

Reflecting on the victory, Massey says he overcame a tough obstacle in the form of 37-year-old Matovu.

“The fight went really well - I just did what I had to do.

“I listened to Bobby (Rimmer, trainer) beforehand and took all the advice on board.

“He (Matovu) is well-experienced at this level.

“He’s had over 50 fights and he’s been in with some big names so he was wise to the ring.”

Massey says that he felt more relaxed and composed on the Sky Sports bill compared to his last outing against Danny Fleary when he felt he tried too hard in front of the live cameras, despite earning the win.

He said: “I felt alot more relaxed this time around.

“Against Danny I was nervous and tried to play him at his own game.

“This time I was nice and cool and I made an easy night for myself because of that.

“I feel like the work I’ve been doing on my strength and conditioning also played a part.

“I spoke to Moses after the fight and he said it’s been a long time since he’s been in the ring with someone as strong as me.

“I definitely felt my strength is improving.”

Massey’s next outing is in October when he takes part in another Manchester billing, this time at the Victoria Warehouse.

He added: “I’m taking part in my promoter Steve Wood’s show.

“The fights are coming thick and fast but it’s good to be busy.”

Massey’s promoter is still in negotiations over staging a fight at the Devonshire Dome.