Wednesday, August 26, 2009

British Scence Prospect Watch: Jamie Cox

Dave Oakes continues his look at the top young fighters in Britain, with a profile of Swindon southpaw, Jamie Cox.

Jamie Cox

Swindon born welterweight who looks to have plenty of raw talent. At 22, he’s got time on his side to develop into a real star. He’s currently 12-0 with 7 stoppages.

The Positives:

Another of our prospects with a good amateur background having won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth games, he decided to turn pro in 2007 rather than aiming for the 2008 Olympics. He’s an aggressive fighter whose best punches are the left hook and straight right, both of which have accounted for most of his knockouts.

The Negatives:

He tends to rush his boxing too much and is far too eager to trade punches rather than letting everything flow naturally. He’s very impatient and has been calling out Kell Brook for the past twelve months, you can’t fault him for confidence but he needs to keep his feet on the ground and learn how to pace a fight properly before stepping in with someone of Brook’s undoubted talent.

The Future:

He needs to face boxers who can stand up to his aggressive style and throw enough punches back to make him think about his own boxing. His fight against Mark Lloyd was a great learning fight for him and he would benefit from a few more like it. I’d love to see him in with the likes of a Kevin McIntyre or Michael Lomax in twelve months time.

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