Jordan Elcock feels that he will show a natural aptitude for pro boxing when his paid bow begins a new chapter.
He will turn over in the Stadium Suite at Walsall FC’s the Banks’s Stadium, on the Sunday afternoon of November 14, as part of a show staged by BCB Promotions.
The 27-year-old will be campaigning in the welterweight division, where he is aiming to climb the ranks quickly and realise his dream of becoming a pro champion.
Elcock, from Crewe, only has limited experience, from being an amateur, where he represented South Cheshire Boxing Club.
His seven-year amateur career was spent under the tutelage of Nathan Clarke, who will continue to train him in the pro code.
That run was stop-start for action, so Elcock is determined to get busy and rack up regular contests as his pro ledger develops.
He’s only ever lost one amateur bout, after initially coming into boxing to whip himself into shape and press on with his footballing aspirations.
Getting the bug for boxing made the fight game his priority and Elcock reckons he will be on the ball when mapping out each pro outing.
He said: “I was a keen footballer, but I had a bit of an injury and got into boxing for fitness but, after a few one-to-one sessions, I fell in love with the sport.
“Nathan (Clarke) has been my coach since the start, he’s coming into the pros with me and I trust him completely. He’s my mentor and I want him on this journey.
“It’s an exciting time for us both, but we are sticking to what we know and still training out of South Cheshire (Boxing Club). I feel comfortable there. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!
“To be fair, it’s the only gym in Crewe that is 100 per cent boxing, I’ve been there since I was 20, but I only had nine amateur fights. There should have been more, but they fell through.
“I may not have that much experience, but I feel my style is better suited to being a pro, with the way I use my skills to pick apart opponents. I set a plan and go to work.
“I’ll be learning on the job and I understand my level, I’ll deal with what’s in front of me and move on to the next one. There will be nerves, but that’s good – it will keep me sharp.
“I’ve been waiting a long time for this and, when I look back on my career at the end of it, I need to know that I did everything I could to be a success.
“Of course, I want titles and that, to me, means the traditional route – Midlands, English and British. Any and all of those would mean so much.”
Tickets for the Stadium Suite bill are on sale, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, and can be purchased directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.