The district’s top punching prospect is determined to bring big-time boxing to Lancaster and Morecambe.
Isaac Lowe has landed his first professional title fight and will face Lee Glover for the English featherweight title in Blackburn on April 4.
The undefeated 21-year-old was set to fight in Preston on February 28 but manager Steve Wood has secured him his big break at the at the King George’s Hall.
In fighting for the belt Lowe will become the first Lancaster or Morecambe born fighter to fight for a national professional title since ‘The Lancaster Lion’ Alan Lamb fought for the British Light Welterweight title in 1983.
The fighter known as the Westgate Warrior said: “I’m over the moon.
“I’ve been boxing from 10, 11 years old, all my life really.
“It’s everyone’s dream to step up for a title and this is my first step on the ladder.
“It means so much to me to get my first title fight and I’m looking forward to it.
“Hopefully I can get a few fans down there and we can show everyone what we’re made of.
“Let’s bring the belt back to Lancaster and Morecambe.”
Lowe boasts an impressive 9-0 record but Tipton’s Glover will go in the more experienced man.
The 27-year-old is 9-2 and has only tasted defeat twice against Jon Kays for the super featherweight version of the English title and to Choi Tseveenpurev in a televised Prizefighter tournament.
Lowe knows it represents a major step up but it fully confident of victory and is predicting a knockout.
The former Lancaster Boxing Academy fighter said: “It’s my first real test.
“He’s already done 10-round fights and this will be my first one but I’m more than confident I can go in there and do my job.
“I wouldn’t have taken the fight if I didn’t think I was going to win.
“I’m one hundred thousand million per cent sure I’m going go in there and win.
“People are going to think it’s just me being me but I don’t think it will go the 10 rounds.
“Once I catch him I think he’s going out of there.”
Lowe feels he is already in tip-top shape having been in training for his initial February date at the Guild Hall since the turn of the year.
His training camp, based at Coastal Amateur Boxing Club on West End Road, will also include plenty of sparring with fast-rising Leeds featherweight Josh Warrington, the current European champion.
While focusing on Glover, Lowe knows Warrington’s is a path he can follow to hit the heights of his sport as he trys to back up his big talk.
The Morecambe puncher said: “I sparred with Josh when I first turned pro and I’ll be doing some more with him in this training camp.
“He’s fighting over in Germany this weekend and it’s great sparring him.
“Eighteen months ago he was the same as me, then he got his English title and look at where he is now.
“It just shows you what you can do if you take your chances and keep training.
“But I’m focused on Lee Glover.
“Hopefully this is the one where I show what a talent I am.
“I’m not just a talker who talks rubbish all the time.”
Trainer Bob Howard, who has worked with Lowe since his amateur days, said: “This is what we’ve been working towards.
“He’s worked hard and has got all the ability and heart you need.
“This is just the start for him.
“It looks like being a big few months.”