It’s often an overused cliché, but David Jamieson is promising Fightzone viewers fireworks when he fights for his first title on Friday February 18 at Trump Turnberry, Scotland, on a joint Fight Academy and Kynoch Boxing Promotions Card.

The exciting cruiserweight will face Swedish champion, Samo Jangirov, for the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) International Title with the East Kilbride man in confident mood ahead of the – on paper – 50/50 contest.

Big-punching Jamieson, 30, has lost just one in eight – to top prospect Mikael Lawal – and stopped five opponents since turning over in 2018. Never out of the gym, the big man understands completely the importance of entertainment in boxing and is ready to tear up the British cruiserweight division.

Jamgirov – originally from Azerbaijan – hasn’t been matched easy in his adopted homeland of Sweden. Winning the Swedish national crown in 2019, the 36-year-old has a similar record to Jamieson, having lost just twice in 10 outings and – also like his counterpart – fights on the front foot, which guarantees entertainment!

“I’ve watched a couple of videos of him, seen enough and know what I need to do,” explained Jamieson. “He’s got a similar record to me and I’m taking him as a dangerous opponent. I’ve got a wee game plan together though and it’s 10 threes [three minute rounds], so that’s half an hour and I’ll catch up with him at some point!

“He’s a heavy, well-built boy. He’s game, he’ll stand and trade and is happy to let his hands go, but that will play right into my hands. Guys that want to have it with me, that’s what I’m looking for. I’ll box him early doors, then when he starts to trade with me, that’s when I’ll let them go! If he’s willing to meet me in the centre of the ring then it’ll not last long … expect fireworks!”

Promoter and manager, Sam Kynoch, stated: “This is a 50-50 and Jamgirov is a very credible opponent. It’s a test and the type of fight that David wants, and he’s jumped at the opportunity. He’s had a great training camp though and is ready for this challenge, and his first title fight. They don’t pad records over there [in Sweden] so Jamgirov is a seasoned pro but if David wants to get to where he wants to be then this a fight he should win – so let’s see how he goes.”

The card will feature some of Scotland’s best young fighters including Commonwealth Featherweight Champ, Nathaniel Collins; the return of unbeaten 12-0 welterweight prospect, Michael McGurk; as well as another highly-rated Scottish fighter, Kieran Smith, who has lost just once in 17 fights. Also on are Irish-based Kate Radomska and Hamilton’s Jordan Grant.

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