Paul Webb outlines Jordan Clayton expectations

Ringside 19/12/2017


Jordan Clayton’s trainer wants his man “scaring people” as he looks to get back to winning ways against Danny Little later this week. Clayton will be determined to end 2018 on a high note when the tackles the experienced Little in a six-rounder on Thursday, 21st December.

Little is fine to box after coming through the same distance unscathed against Tommy Ghent, on the last BCB Promotions bill in Wolverhampton recently.

The contest will take place on a three-fight dinner show at the Holiday Inn Queensway in Birmingham, staged by BCB Promotions and sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Hill Street Birmingham.

Solihull’s Clayton recovered from a nasty cut by his left eye since his last ring time in October, which was the only time he’s failed to win in the paid ranks. Trainer Paul Webb dealt with the cut in the corner and admits it was severe, but will be in no mood for excuses this time against Little, from Driffield in Yorkshire.

Webb thinks the time is right for Clayton to show more aggression and will be letting the shackles off his fighter come fight night.

“Ever since I’ve worked with Jordan I’ve had him working on the back-foot and using his jab,” admitted Webb to bcb-promotions.com. “That’s not what he was like before.

“He was a bit of a brawler, he’d jump in, get caught and then go to war with his opponent, then he’d probably try and bludgeon him!

“It’s important to get the balance right and we need to start putting it all together now. If he can go after Little as I know he can do, he’ll scare people.

“I don’t want him holding back, he shouldn’t be pitter patter this time, he’s more than capable of sinking heavy shots in and trying to force the stoppage.

“The cut has healed completely, we were worried when it happened that the referee, Kevin Parker, was going to stop the fight, before I had a chance to work on it.

“I’m good with cuts, I have been around for a long time ago and it was good I got the chance to get Jordan through it. I thank Kev for that.

“I thought Jordan had done enough to win, I judge a fight on quality of punches and I thought the better work came from him.

“I had it level going into the last round, I spoke to Kev after the fight and the only difference between us was I scored the third level, while he gave it to Hardy.

“We’ve moved on from that now, December 21 is our focus and I want Jordan to show how good he can be. I expect Jordan to win, as I always do at this level.”

Tickets for the show are on sale, by calling 07964 984 445, by contacting the boxers on Facebook or online at iboxingtickets.com. They are priced at £65, which includes a two-course meal.