Boxing; Isaac Lowe ready for ring return after linking up with Team Fury

Isaac Lowe in action against Pavels Senkovs. Picture Danny Hill
Isaac Lowe in action against Pavels Senkovs. Picture Danny Hill

People will see a brand new Isaac Lowe when he returns to the ring on Saturday.

That’s the verdict of Morecambe’s top punching prospect after he joined up with trainer Peter Fury and his good friend – heavyweight hope Tyson.

Isaac Lowe, right, with world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

Isaac Lowe, right, with world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

The undefeated 20-year-old moves up to super-featherweight on March 22 when he takes Mariusz Bak at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield in his seventh professional contest.

Having flown to out to join up with Team Fury in the south of France at the start of February Lowe has had a whirlwind few weeks which have seen him rub shoulders with some of the most famous names in the game, including middleweight king Gennady Golovkin and WBA world super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg.

The Lancaster Boxing Academy fighter, currently training three times a day in Manchester, said; “Peter is a great, great coach.

“My body shape has completely changed, I’m eating the right things, sleeping right and learning all the time.

Morecambe's Isaac Lowe after sparring with world super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg on Wednesday.

Morecambe's Isaac Lowe after sparring with world super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg on Wednesday.

“He’s making me the best I can be. There’s no 50 per cent, no 70 per cent, it’s all 100 per cent.

“I’m going to great gyms and mixing it with the best fighters.”

One of those is Quigg who Lowe has sparred with on four separate occasions at the Manchester gym of the Bury man’s trainer Joe Gallagher.

“It’s a great experience and you can’t get better sparring,” said Lowe, 6-0 with three knockouts.

“It was tough but when I step up in levels it’s all going to be worth it.

“He’s a really down to earth guy. He doesn’t get the credit it deserves.

“He’s a British fighter who’s a world champion. People need to get behind him.”

Having gone full time Lowe is doing the most intense training of his life.

“It’s been great,” said the fighter known as the Westgate Warrior.

“Going out to France was a great experience and training with the likes of Tyson and (former world heavyweight title challenger) Eddie Chambers has been fantastic.

“Then we came back to Manchester and it’s getting tougher and tougher.

“We train for three times a day. Weights in the morning, six mile runs, sprints or circuits in the afternoon and then boxing in the evening.

“It’s hard work but in the end it will all pay off.”

Lowe hopes that pay off will come in the form of titles in 2014, with the journey starting in a four-round contest against London-based Polish fighter Bak on the undercard of Kid Galahad’s European Super Bantamweight title fight with Sergio Prado live on Channel 5.

“He’s a southpaw so it’s a new challenge for me,” said Lowe.

“But I’ve got some new tricks and he’ll be out of there in three rounds. That’s my prediction.

“I’m in peak condition and feeling ready.

“It’s a new weight, new ideas, new skills, a new Isaac Lowe really.

“Hopefully on March 22 everyone is going to see the difference.

“I’m really looking forward to it and can’t wait to get it out of the way because this is a big year for me.”

For tickets, priced £35, call Lowe on 07447 039089 or contact him via Twitter by following @isaaclowe6.

* Isaac Lowe is proud of his roots and is a regular visitor to the Globe Arena to watch Morecambe FC.

He said: “I went the other week and it was a great win (against Southend).

“I got talking to (goalkeeper) Barry Roche on Twitter after the game which was good.

“It would be great to walk out on the pitch during a game and who knows maybe fight for a British title there one day.”