Evans motivated to make debut in Scotland on Saturday

Evans motivated to make debut in Scotland on Saturday

On Saturday, Robbie ‘Bobby Sox’ Evans will make a gruelling 800 mile round trip from Caerphilly to Scotland and back when he makes his professional debut. The 23-year-old will become a father in March, it’s all the motivation he needs to make the most of his new boxing career and he’s prepared to face anyone in his way. Evans said, “There’s only the pressure I put on myself. I feel that it doesn’t matter if I’m home or away, I’m going to have to go on the road sooner or later because I’ve got a baby on the way. I want to get as much as experience as I can now, fight as often as I can and I’m willing to fight anyone, anywhere. I’m not fussy. “Every time I’m going to be fighting, I’m going to be fighting for my baby. This is how I’ll be providing for my baby, this is my full time job now. It’s not a hobby anymore, it started like that but now it’s a career, it’s going to put food on the table for my family.” The bantamweight became a two-time Welsh Novice Championships winner in October whilst representing Jamie Arthur’s amateur club. Evans hasn’t fought since then but he’s trained the whole way through the 11 months of inactivity under the tutelage of Paul Evans, an ex-amateur boxer with over 180 fights worth of experience. He said, “It’s been a while since I’ve been active and fighting, my last fight was a while ago now. I feel ready now though, I’m fit and I’m really looking forward to it. “I’ve done a lot of running, I always have done and then obviously my sparring and pad work. I’ve done a bit of everything really but had to take it up a notch to be a professional. “I’m taking in to consideration that I’m going in to a game that’s professional and I know that I’m going to be better at this standard than at the amateur standard because I feel stronger now than I ever have been.” The opponent for Evans, who is managed by Nottingham’s Carl Greaves, will be Glasgow’s Scott McCormack (2-0), a former international level amateur but that doesn’t give Evans any worries. He said, “There are better boys out there than me, with better pedigree and more experience. People will look at me as a bit of an underdog but I know I’m tough, I’m strong and I know I can do this. “I’ll always do my best, and I’m really looking forward to it, to be honest. Obviously, nerves will get to me a bit up until the fight but the day before, I go calm and focused. I’ll be ready to fight.”

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