Exclusive: ‘Baby’ Jake Robinson ready to set off on pro career, inspired by famous father Steve

Joe Hewlett 30/11/2017

Team Robinson

2017 may be nearing the end but for Jake Robinson, it’s only the beginning of his professional boxing career.

The Welshman, son of boxing legend Steve, will make his debut on December 15 at the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre.

Ahead of his opening fight under Jamie Sanigar Promotions, Robinson exclusively spoke to World Boxing News and admitted he could barely contain his excitement.

“I have been waiting on a date since turning pro around May, June time and I can’t wait to get going. Having my father as trainer is great but I have a lot to live up with what my dad achieved in the sport,” he said.

Having won multiple titles in the amateur ranks, ‘Baby’ Jake believes his style will be better suited to the professional game.

“I’ve always taken my time when in the ring, so I think the pro game will suit me more. It’s great to have my father as trainer, he pushes me and the amount that he achieved is a big inspiration.

“I lost in the semi-finals for the national title last year in the amateurs and if I’m being honest, I was robbed but it was a learning curve for me. I’m looking forward to getting this one out the way next month and then progressing onto next year,” he added.

Robinson will be fighting near the featherweight mark in his first bout but has confirmed he will then be fighting at super-bantamweight from next year onwards.

“Right now, I’m around 9st 2lbs and I’ll fight around that weight next month just to get comfortable. Next year I’ll be fighting at super-bantamweight and I want to keep busy and fight in February time and then every month or two.

“I’m looking to progress quickly and want to win titles,” he concluded.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95