Boxing: Rising star Lowe’s high ambitions for ring career

Isaac Lowe in action against Pavels Senkovs. Picture Danny Hill
Isaac Lowe in action against Pavels Senkovs. Picture Danny Hill
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Isaac Lowe is confident fight fans will know all about his huge potential in the not too distant future.

Morecambe’s promising puncher heads into his sixth professional contest at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens this Friday, November 15 hoping to gain more fans with an exciting style that has seen him stop three opponents in an unblemished five-fight record.

And the 19-year-old featherweight has been boosted by the success of fellow VIP Promotions stablemates in recent weeks.

Lowe’s sparring partner Josh Warrington upset the odds to lift the Commonwealth Featherweight Title in Hull earlier this month while Blackpool favourite Brian Rose is set for a shot at the WBO world light-middleweight title.

“VIP are on top at the moment,” said Lowe, known as the Westgate Warrior. “I sparred with Josh for that fight. I was pleased for him. He’s dug in hard the same as me. We’ve only got a small promoter. We’re not on tele every week and when we get a chance to shine we’ve got to take it. And to be fair to him he’s done it good and proper.

“Up until that fight nobody really knew Josh Warrington and up to now not a lot of people know Isaac Lowe but when they get a chance to see me they won’t forget the name.

“It just shows you, seven or eight fights ago Brian Rose got his first British title fight and now he’s fighting for a world title. It can be done. It’s just hard training, dedication and a good promoter behind you like Steve Wood.”

Lowe’s opponent for Friday night hadn’t been confirmed as The Visitor went to press for what will be the Lancaster and Morecambe Boxing Academy fighter’s first six-round contest. But as is usually the case, he is hoping it won’t last the distance.

“It’s my first six-rounder,” said Lowe, ranked eighth in Britain at featherweight by respected boxing website BoxRec.

“It’s going to be a lot harder. People say it’s only six minutes, but it’s a lot longer in a boxing ring. It’s a big step up.”

In his last contest, just five weeks ago, Lowe outlasted Mansfield-based Latvian journeyman Pavels Senkovs in Oldham.

His four-round victory over a man who had just two victories to his name was made to look all the more impressive as Senkovs went on to shock 8-0 Irish prospect James Tennyson in his next fight, winning via a second-round stoppage.

“The next fight he beat an up-and-coming Irish lad who was 8-0,” said Lowe who is expecting 60 to 70 fans in Blackpool. They had big hopes for him (Tennyson), he was going to win this, he was going to win that, but he knocked him out in the second round.

“It made my win against him look a lot better even when it was good enough at the time. It was a really bad KO. It made my win look 10 times better. Stepping out of my weight and winning every round.”

On his weight, although he campaigns at featherweight, Lowe insists he is a natural super bantamweight and believes he can mix it with the best the division has to offer.

“You’ve got to understand at the moment I’m boxing out of my weight,” he said. “If I drop down to 8st10 or 9st I could beat anyone in England right now without a doubt. I’m too tall for my weight, I’m too strong for my weight, I can box, I can fight.

“There’s no excuses. That’s why I’m fighting at 9st4, because I can’t get matched a 9st. In my last fight I weighed 9st3, he weighed in at 9st7. I’m giving a lot away but I can cope with it.”

In the short-term, Lowe insists there can be no excuses come November 15 as he feels in the best shape of his life working with Bob Howard.

“It’s going, brilliant, fantastic, I haven’t really stopped training for about three months now,” he said.

“There’s no excuses when it comes to my training. It’s gone perfect. I only had about two days rest from my last fight so my fitness is sky high.

“I’m only getting stronger with my strength conditioning. I’m feeling good in myself and I’m just looking forward to getting in the ring.”

Isaac would like to thank sponsors JK Auto Centre, Central Car and Van Sales, the Hancock Group and Morecambe Metals.