Debuting with a third round stoppage success back in June 2019, Worksop professional boxer, Declan Cairns, 5-0 (1), is preparing to step through the ropes for what will be his sixth outing, aiming to maintain his unbeaten record.
That five-fight winning record was reached when, last time out, at the Harvey Hadden, he saw off that of Berman Sanchez (who’ll also be appearing on the upcoming show, 9 July, North Notts Arena, Worksop), winning over four rounds.
“It was a good camp for my last fight,” admitted Declan.
“As for the fight itself, I actually started off slowly and warmed into it.
“It’s still a learning curve for me though, but I’m on the right track and doing the right thing.”
It would have been expected that, when Cairns began his fight career, he’d be challenging for titles by now.
Although that is still the aim, and sooner the better, the past few years have been hampered by a somewhat disruptive pandemic, hence why, coming into his third year as a professional, he’s only had five fights.
“The past few years has been something of a pain really,” continued Declan.
“But, everyone else has also been in the same boat, so we’ve just been knuckling down.
“Now though, I’ve dropped work down to part-time hours in order to do more training.
“I want to be able to focus more on the boxing side, for now at least, and, really, it doesn’t feel too bad as it’s giving me a few extra days training.”
Now though, Cairns is very much looking forward to his next outing, on the Scott Calow/Boxing Connected promoted show.
Opponent still to be announced, the undefeated Worksop fighter is ready to step up a level, but knows to bide his time as well.
“This one, it’ll be another four rounder, after which we’ll look at things and see about pushing forward, hopefully towards a Midlands Area title fight,” admitted Declan.
“I think that I will have another few fights before the end of the year but, whoever is in front of me, that’s who I’ve got to beat.
“It’s what I need to be doing; they’re what’s bringing me on, I just need to keep working.
“I enjoy it though, yes there’s pressure, but that’s a good thing really.
“I perform better under pressure.”
Having also racked up some good, local sparring, with the likes of Marcus Ellis and Jack Hutsby, Declan was hoping to head over Yorkshire for some late camp rounds ahead of his outing next weekend.
Declan Cairns will be appearing on Scott Calow/Boxing Connected promoted show, at the North Notts Arena, Worksop, on Saturday 9 July, one which features Derbyshire-based Jamie Robinson, 11-5-2 (3) oppose a certain Berman Sanchez, 30-23-3 (22).
*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).
*Main image @DeclanCairns97 Worksop based boxer Cairns is currently 5-0.