Tommy “Sweet T” Jacobs believes a more disciplined approach to his future preparations will see him capture a world title before he hangs up the gloves.
The undefeated 29 year old from Colchester captured the British Masters light middleweight title last time out after having to endure a torrid night against old rival Chris Wood.
After assessing his title winning performance Jacobs insists the only man that will ever beat him in the ring will be himself if he fails to prepare properly again.
“ It was a great fight against Chris and I’ve got to admit he was much better than I gave him credit for, but once again I made it harder for myself by not being as disciplined with my weight cut, said the big Colchester United fan”
Jacobs returns to the televised Queensbury professional boxing platform on Saturday July 1st at the famous Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey when he defends his title against challenger Andy Pirie, and the newly crowned champion knows this time out he can’t afford to cut any corners if he is to remain champion.
“My biggest battle has always been with the scales as I’m a greedy pig outside of the gym, but I’ve realized now that if I’m going to fulfill my potential then something needs to change”
“ Training hard for a fight has never been an issue, it’s what I do outside of the gym with my diet that has meant I’ve been having to lose silly amounts of weight close to the fight which just totally drains me”
“ There is no way I’m not going to sell myself short again in my preparations for a fight, and this time around and I’m targeting a big performance”
Scunthorpe’s Pirie has been mooted as a potential opponent for Jacobs several times in the past but the fight has never materialized due to an apparent reluctance by Pirie’s team to put their man in with Jacobs.
But after his less than stellar performance last time out against Wood Jacobs believes Pirie may have gained some misguided confidence that he has a chance of ending his unblemished record.
“ Pirie was offered the fight a while back and his coach said he’d not want to put his man in with me, but now they’ve changed their tune so maybe they watched the Wood fight and think they are in with a chance of beating me”
“Realistically I want to be challenging for bigger titles and I’ve got my eye on Scotland’s WBF World champion Craig Docherty, so once I take care of Pirie it would be a dream to fight Docherty in Colchester and win his title sometime next year.
Jacobs British Masters title defence will feature on the Queensbury professional boxing league’s All Fired Up promotion on Saturday July 1st at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, and for ticket information contact Tommy on 07475096532