Harrington: "Ceylan Has Made
A Big Mistake Fighting Lowe"
Isaac Lowe’s (13-0-1, 5 KOs) coach Jimmy Harrington believes
Dennis Ceylan (18-0-1, 8 KOs) has made a big mistake in
agreeing to face the British boxer in a voluntary defence of
his European Featherweight title on March 18 at the Ceres
Arena in Aarhus, Denmark.
The Doncaster based trainer says Ceylan and his team will be
in for a shock if they have underestimated Lowe, and is
confident the ‘Westgate Warrior’ can upset the local fighter
and bring the belt home to Lancashire.
‘’Mentally, Isaac has been ready for this fight since the
day it was announced,’’ says Harrington. ‘’We went over to
Denmark a few weeks ago and Isaac got a good look at Dennis,
he got the weight and measure of the man, and since then,
he’s just been focused on going over there and bringing the
belt back to the UK.
‘’Our training camp has been excellent. Isaac has been
implementing everything we’ve asked him to do in sparring
and keeping the discipline and shape he needs to take into
the fight. I couldn’t ask for anything more. He’s in a very
‘’I think they’ve underestimated Isaac. There was fourteen
others they could have chosen for a voluntary defence, and
they chose the wrong one! People who know Isaac and who have
been around us in the gym all say the same thing. Dennis is
a good fighter, but they’ve made a big mistake choosing this
‘’Isaac may only be 23 years old, but he’s a mature 23. He’s
been in a man’s world all his life, and he’s been a fighter
all his life. This is nothing new to him. He’s fought on the
big stage before, and he’s looking to grab his opportunity
now and progress to the top.
‘’You don’t become European champion by fluke or luck, we
know that, but come fight night, I firmly believe Isaac is
going to win, and I think Dennis and his team are going to
be for a shock if they’ve been underestimating him.’’
Harrington does not see any problem in his fighter having to
go away from home to challenge for the European belt. ‘’For
Isaac, a fight is a fight, and a ring is a ring,’’ he says.
‘’It could be in an arena in front of 20,000 people or on
the cobbles in front of twenty, it doesn’t matter. A fight
is a fight, and that’s what it is.’’
The European Featherweight title fight between Dennis Ceylan
and Isaac Lowe tops an action-packed card in Aarhus, which
also features a European title challenge for rising super
bantamweight star Dina Thorslund versus Gabriella Mezei.