JAKE HAIGH aims to pick up where he left off when returns to the ring this weekend.

The tall 22-year-old from Macclesfield made an explosive start to his time in the pro ranks with a second round stoppage of Tomas Kugler last month.

And he’s hoping to be equally impressive when he locks horns with Mark Till at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse on Saturday (November 16), although he expects Till to be a tougher proposition.

“I really enjoyed my debut. I stuck to the game plan and got him out of there in two rounds. I hope to perform like that again but I know Mark Till is a real tough fighter,” Haigh, who is trained by Ricky Hatton, said.

“Till boxed my gym mate Chris Blaney on the show I made my debut on so I’ve seen him up close and I’m expecting a hard fight.

“He comes for a bit of a scrap and he’ll bring it to me. I just think that if I can use my reach and jab I can keep him at range and get the job done.”

Haigh only began working with Hatton at his Hyde gym in the summer, but many observers of his debut performance have said that he looks like a seasoned pro already.

“I’ve only had one fight so it’s too early to get carried away, but I think I’ve taken to the pros well,” he said.

“The training is a bit different to what I was used to in the amateurs and there’s a lot more things to learn with Ricky on the pads but things are really coming together.

“Every day is new learning experience and I don’t think I could have anyone better to guide my career.”


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