Ollie Pattison on course in his five-year plan to reach the top of the boxing ladder
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A London Colney fighter has his eyes sight on boxing glory on the world stage.
Ollie Pattison will face his third opponent since turning professional last year, on March 5 at Bethnal Green’s iconic York Hall.
And the boxer, who turned 26 on Saturday, says it is just another step on his own defined path.
He said: “It is part of my five-year plan to reach the world level. And then I’m looking for another five years afterwards to stay there.
“This year I’m hoping to get an international masters title.
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“Then I’m looking to fight for an area title early in 2017 and then a British title shot later in the year.”
Pattison, who is sponsored by Watford-based Alliance Intelligent Scaffolding, is not worried that he turned professional later in life and says he is enjoying it so far.
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He said: “Carl Froch and Anthony Joshua turned pro at 25. Nowadays people rush to turn pro and burn out by the time they’re 28.
“I’ve won every round I’ve fought so far and I’m very happy.
“I’ve just got to stay focussed.”
His first two fights, both over four rounds, have resulted in two points wins.
His next opponent, Mitch Mitchell, is the veteran of over 50 fights. Pattison describes him as “a strong boy who rarely gets stopped”.
And the Colney man hopes that once he has beaten him, he can step up to fighting over six rounds.
“It will be good for experience and more of a pro-level,” he told the Herts Ad.
Tickets for the fight are priced at £35 for standard seats and £65 for ringside.
They can be obtained from Ollie by using Twitter, @PunchPerfectPat, or by ringing 07495 985 183.