Monty Ogilvie speaks ahead of TV clash

Monty Ogilvie speaks ahead of TV clash

The second of Frank Warren’s and BT Sports lockdown boxing coverage takes place on Saturday, again at the BT Sport Studio in London.

Featuring on the card is 9-1, Scottish fighter Monty Ogilvie who faces the 6-0, Louie Lynn. Lynn has won five of his six bouts by TKO and Ogilvie knows he will be underdog.

“Louie Lynn was ABA champion so he had a great amateur pedigree.” Ogilvie told Planet Boxing. “Think style wise he matches up well with me. Obviously I’m a huge underdog but I fancy it. Exciting opportunity.”

Ogilvie has been a key worker through lockdown but believes he has still managed a good camp.

“Lockdown has actually been good.” Ogilvie said. “Just bought a house with my partner and moved in through lockdown. So had plenty of time. As for training i’ve been fortunate to have a good training camp and have proper time to train prior to going back at the start of June. A key worker now.”

Last time out, Ogilvie lost to highly rated prospect Nathaniel Collins for the Celtic title and feels the break has done him good.

“The break away has gave me a lot of time to reflect. I was devastated after the last fight and the time away has made me realise how much I love the sport. As far as Nathaniel goes I feel I underperformed that night but I absolutely don’t want to fight him again. I think he will go very far and wish him all the best. I am contemplating a drop to super bantam after this fight. But see how it all goes.”

Ogilvie still hopes to pick up a title at some point in his career.

“After this, win, lose or draw, I’ll be straight in the gym after, working on my craft and trying to improve. I’ve already done better than I ever thought I would but I would like to win a belt for my mum before I am done.”

Ogilvie gave a shout out to his sponsors, Trend barbers, Josef Boxing, Puncture Guard, 2 Wheel Developements and Pawsitive Canine Services.

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