No stage-fright for Jack ahead of TV date

Jack Massey.
Jack Massey.

Jack Massey will be going into his next bout in the right frame of mind, having rid himself of stage-fright in front of the live cameras.

The unbeaten cruiserweight is looking to record a fifth consecutive win in the paid ranks at the Phones4U Manchester Arena on September 13.

The fight will be screened on Sky Sports and will be the second televised bout of the Chapel fighter’s short career.

Despite recording the win over his last opponent Danny Fleary on that bill, Massey admitted to having nerves in front of the cameras at first.

However, he insists that working with a sports psychologist has helped him get over the stage fright ahead of next month’s outing.

He believes that the experience he gained from his previous outing at the Arena, back in April, will stand him in good stead.

He said: “The last fight (against Fleary) was tough and the whole experience was totally new to me.

“I did have a few nerves and I knew Eddie Hearn was watching.

“He’s obviously a big promoter out there and he was at ringside, which was pretty scary.

“Fighting in a massive arena like that, it was a new level but I know what to expect this time because I’ve had that experience.

“This time I won’t be thinking about the crowd or thinking about how big the arena is.

“I’m going to go out with my mind set firmly on the fight and that’s what I’ve been working on with my sports psychologist.

“It’s all about composing the nerves.

“I need to concentrate mainly on the fight and not bother about who’s watching.”

In terms of preparation for the fight, the 21-year-old says that the past couple of months have been beneficial in terms of working on his strength and conditioning.

He added: I’ve had a full eight weeks running up to this fight.

“I’ve been doing plenty of sparring and I feel I’m ready.”

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