Thursday, August 27, 2009

British Scene Prospect Watch: Ricky Owen

Dave Oakes continues his look at the top young fighters in Britain, with a profile of slick Swansea southpaw Ricky Owen.

Ricky Owen

24 year old stylist from Swansea. He fights in the featherweight division and is currently 11-0 with 4 stoppages.

The Positives:

He’s a fast, slippery southpaw who looks to hit and move. He can be very hard for an opponent to pin down and even harder to catch with a clean punch.

The Negatives:

Has only had 11 fights in over four and a half years as a pro and is still relatively unknown apart from in his hometown. He lacks power, can be guilty of switching off when he’s outclassing his opponent and hasn’t fought anyone of any note yet.

The Future:

He needs to get his career going. Having been a pro for nearly five years, it’s time he took a step up in competition. He should be looking for fights against the likes of Akaash Bhatia, Derry Matthews and Welsh rival, Jamie Arthur.

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Jamie Cox
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