Jack Asis contemplates lightweight move

TGW & Smithy 12/02/2016

IBO SUPER FEATHER WEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION JACK ASIS is considering moving to lightweight in a bid to chase a second World title.

“We’re giving it serious consideration,” Asis Trainer/Manager Brendon Smith said.

“It’s a big decision and one we won’t take lightly.

“Jack is a World Champion in the super featherweight division and I believe he has the potential to become a two division World champion.

“As the IBO super featherweight champion we haven’t had any World rated challengers for Jack’s belt.

“We’ve tried to make things happen, last year we were deep in negotiations with Billy Dib, but boxing became irrelevant for Billy with the sudden illness and passing of his wife.

“I’ve also reached out to contenders in Africa, Asia, the UK and USA.

“However for one reason or another we haven’t been able to land the big fight.

“We need to look at our options.

“There is a lot happening in the lightweight ranks and there could be plenty of opportunities for Jack.

“However we haven’t ruled out remaining at super featherweight, all options are on the table.

“We will weigh up our options and make the best decision for Jack and his future.”

If Jack makes the move to light weight he is penciled in to make his return to action in April or May.

“That’s the time frame we are looking at and there is a huge possibility it will be here in Toowoomba,” Smith said.

“Jack is a huge draw card and loves fighting here in Toowoomba so it would great if we can make it happen.

“Whatever Jack’s next bout is it will be the most important of his career.

“If we move to lightweight it will be a bout against a quality opponent that will hopefully move him a step closer to contending for another World title.

“When Jack won the IBO World belt it was one of World boxing’s great fairytale stories.

“It’s well within reach for another fairytale chapter to be added.

“Jack has the talent to be a two division World champion.”