Welterweight prospect Jake O Meara says he feels like he is learning every day from his coaching team as he prepares for his next fight.
O’Meara, a former Dale Youth amateur, will be fighting on the stacked MTK London card at the Brentwood centre early next month.
Currently trained by Adam Martin, the 26-year-old reckons the work he has been doing with Martin and the sparring he has been getting is only going to lead to future improvements for the young fighter.
The west-Londoner has embraced many modern aspects of the sport, working twice a week with well-respected strength coach Dan Lawrence – who boasts George Groves as part of an impressive number of clients.
And O’Meara is confident that everything together is going to lead to more stellar performances in the future.
“I enjoyed my debut I fought a mature fight and that isn’t always easy to do on your debut,” he said.
“You can get really excited with everyone there and make mistakes. But I stuck to the game plan.
“I’m a really calm character and I think that showed but I’ve been working on stuff with my coaches and there really is so much more to come.
“My trainer Adam Martin always sorts me with great sparring, I do round with the like of Louis Adolphe, Jamie Carley and Charlie Driscoll.
“All different styles and at different stages of their careers so you constantly need to be thinking.
“I also work twice a week with my strength coach Dan Lawrence. The difference is incredible.
“I’m really starting to feel the benefits, I’m learning so much about my body from an expert like Dan.
“Later in my career having all this knowledge about what your body needs and the best way to prepare for fights is only going to help me.”
Despite being born in Hammersmith, O’Meara is a devout West Ham fan – even fighting in the club’s famous claret and blue – and the support is something he is keen to build on going into 2018.
He continued: “I love the support I have been getting off West Ham fans. I’m looking to keep building my following and getting out regularly next year but Hammers always appreciate their boxing.
“I’ve heard there’s a few West Ham boys like Mark Little on the show at Brentwood, so hopefully can put on a show for the fans there.
“There’s still some tickets available and I always appreciate the support so if you want to come down drop me a message on my social media and I can sort something out!”
You can follow Jake on social media as @JakeOMeara1 across all platforms.
Any boxers interested in working with Dan Lawrence can find him as @Perform365. Jake is also looking for sponsors and those interested can discuss the benefits with Jake directly.