That’s entertainment for Macauley

That’s entertainment for Macauley Owen as he vows to make a name for himself as a hard-hitting super featherweight.

He will get the chance to showcase his skills again at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, as part of a BT Sport televised offering, on Saturday night.

It’s just 28 days later from when the 24-year-old made his pro debut, under the same lights, and it took him less than two minutes to strike first blood.

Michael Horabin was swiftly disposed of in Owen’s paid bow, with an opening round TKO an ideal way to begin action in a three-year promotional deal with Frank Warren.

Owen, who is trained by Shiney Singh and managed by Errol Johnson’s BCB Promotions, is now going after more eye-catching results.

The Shropshire starlet, who hails from the Rock in Telford, represented Donnington Boxing Club.

His progress accelerated after boxing for Coventry University, where his studies gleaned an undergraduate degree in sports science and a masters in sports nutrition.

In-ring action for the university also landed him a national amateur title, going all of the way in the Clubs for Young People (CYP) Championships.

Further honours are firmly the target in the pro ranks, along with building up a fanbase, which Owen reckons will come through wiping out his rivals.

He said: “My pro debut was unbelievable, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. At times, I was a bit star-struck, but that was more in the build-up.

“I remember walking down the tunnel, to see what the arena felt like, and thinking how completely different it was from the amateur game.

“I’ve told everyone, from day one, that I’m preparing to be an exciting fighter, as a pro, and what better way to start than with a first round stoppage.

“When I put the pressure on, my opponent didn’t know where the shots were coming from, so I shut the distance down and went to town on him.

“I’m a southpaw, but it wasn’t really my lead hook that was landing on him. It was the big backhand that was doing all of the damage. I can punch very hard, with both hands.

“I was super fit and in peak condition, because I was preparing to wear him down and, perhaps, force the finish late on. It just came together sooner than I thought.

“I want to crack on and, hopefully, another big stoppage will be on the cards. My goal is to be the one that people, who were watching on the right, remember.

“I was a good, tidy boxer who kept it long in the amateurs, now I know the bombs are there when the openings come. It’s in my mind.”

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