Monty Ogilvie fought five times last year after turning pro winning all five. He returns on Saturday 7th April on MTK Scotland’s Evolution show.
Ogilvie will face experienced Reynaldo Cajina in his first six rounder. Cajina has faced the likes of Ryan Burnett, Martin J Ward and Ryan Walsh.
We caught up with Ogilvie for his thoughts on his career so far and upcoming fight.
You turned pro last year and were pretty active, five fights, winning all of them. You last fought in December beating Joe Beeden on points.
Where you happy with your performance in that fight?
It was a frustrating fight. After the first round he wouldn’t really engage and kept spoiling. I hurt him a few times in the first couple of rounds. I cut the ring of well. Learning all the time. I’d give myself a B for that fight.
You are now stepping up to a six round fight on April 7th, facing Reynaldo Cajina.
What do you know if your opponent? How do you see the fight playing out?
Well it’s a step up fighting a guy like Cajina who has been in with a lot of quality operators including a former world champion. He also has a draw with my MTK stablemate Mick Roberts so will be a good challenge. I know he can punch and is a strong guy. But I’ve done my work in the gym and on the road so fully expect to turn in a good performance and get the W!
Do you feel now is the right time to move up to 6 rounders?
Definitely. In the gym I spar with guys like Thomas Dickson and current Scottish featherweight champ Lewis Paulin and I rarely do less than eight rounds on the bounce so feel it’s the right time and will benefit me.
You signed with MTK last year, how beneficial has this move been for you?
Great. Sam Kynoch of MTK Scotland has done a great job with my career so far as well as many others so I am very grateful.
There is a massive fight at the weekend with Anthony Joshua taking on Joseph Parker, you watching it? How do you see it going?
I will be. I think it’s a game of levels. And I think AJ is just a level above Parker and will stop him around mid way.
Who has inspired you the most in the sport?
Bernard Hopkins. I love his story, how he lost his first pro fight and lost and drew his first two big opportunities. I lost my first ten amateur fights so was a big inspiration to me to never give up.
How did you become involved in boxing?
Ehhh was fighting a lot at school. Had angry wee man syndrome and my mum had a friend who done it so got involved with him. That was twelve years ago now. Mad.