Ollie Pattison wants title shot after win number five

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 November 2016

London Colney's Ollie Pattison made it five wins from five against Jimmy White. Picture: LJA PHOTOGRAPHY

London Colney's Ollie Pattison made it five wins from five against Jimmy White. Picture: LJA PHOTOGRAPHY

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Ollie Pattison says he is ready for a title fight after making it five wins from five professional fights on Saturday.

London Colney's Ollie Pattison says he is ready to make the next step up in his boxing career. Picture: CHRIS LOBINALondon Colney's Ollie Pattison says he is ready to make the next step up in his boxing career. Picture: CHRIS LOBINA

The London Colney light-heavyweight beat Jimmy White of Wales for a comfortable points victory at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.

And after what he described as the best fight of his career, Pattison is now hoping his next outing will be for a British Challenger belt.

“It went really well,” said the 26-year-old. “Credit to him, he made it a great fight but I boxed out of my skin.

“Just being injury free and having no colds or illnesses made the difference. It’s very rare you go through a training camp at 100 per cent.

“He was always in your face and didn’t let you rest for a minute. But I outboxed him in the first three rounds and in the last round I caught him clean with a right hand.

“I jumped on him but he didn’t go down and my corner told me not to get carried away, to keep boxing and keep it tight because I was well ahead on points.

“It was a great night of boxing.

“The aim now is to fight for a British Challenger belt in March. I’ve told my promoter I’m ready for it and it should be one of my next two fights.”

Pattison is taking no chances with his fitness.

The Alliance Intelligent Scaffolding-sponsored fighter is taking this week off but then it is straight back into the gym.

And the fact the duration of his fights is set to increase from four rounds to between eight or 10 does not phase him.

“Hopefully it will suit me better,” he said. “The further a fight goes, the better I get.

“It’s hard to stop someone if they don’t want to be stopped. The longer it goes, the more chances I’ll get.

“I know sparring is different but when I spar for 10 rounds I’m better.

“Training is constant. I don’t want to fall behind and there’s things I want to improve and work on.”

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