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Everything is adding up for Ramez ‘The MathMagician’ Mahmood to fight for titles in 2018 after latest success

PUBLISHED: 10:32 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:32 06 December 2017

Gants Hill boxer Ramez Mahmood celebrates after beating Jamie Speight (pic: FightTalk.net).

Gants Hill boxer Ramez Mahmood celebrates after beating Jamie Speight (pic: FightTalk.net).

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The Newham-born boxer, who now lives in Gants Hill, chalked up a fifth professional victory on Saturday over the experienced Jamie Speight

Ramez Mahmood is positive he is moving in the right direction after chalking up the fifth victory of his professional career last weekend at York Hall.

The Gants Hill boxer was able to beat the experienced Jamie Speight on points after going the full four rounds with his rival on Saturday.

Mahmood, who is a local maths teacher at Epping Forest College, was content with his showing having only turned pro in September 2016.

He said: “I’m very pleased with the win. I felt like I put on a solid and professional performance in the ring.

“I took my time and didn’t rush my work and I’m seeing improvements all the time. I know there are obviously still things to work on, but I do feel I’m heading in the right direction all the time.”

The Newham-born boxer was quick to praise Speight after the fight and admitted he provided the perfect clash in his rapid development.

Despite winning on points, Mahmood had to be patient before adding another W to the results column.

It wasn’t a straightforward victory at York Hall for ‘The MathMagician’ but he got the job done.

“Jamie has been around many years, and has boxed at a very high level,” explained Mahmood when reflecting on his latest win.

“He has won the Southern Area title three times before and currently holds the belt at featherweight. He showed his experience in the ring and was a very awkward and tricky opponent.

“I felt I dealt with that well and didn’t take the bait at times when he tried to draw me in, but I must say Jamie is an absolute gent and I respect everything he has done.”

The focus for Mahmood now is to continue training hard at Pro SW Gym with his next bout to take place in 2018 before eventually fighting for a Southern Area title.

After four wins out of four this year, the Gants Hill resident will look to achieve even more success over the next 12 months.

“I do believe 2018 is the year I will capture my first pro title and start to really make my name as a professional boxer,” said Mahmood.

“My team and I have our eyes set on the Sothern Area title, so probably after another couple of fights, I will fight and win that in mid to late 2018.”

The short-term plan for ‘The MathMagician’ is to enjoy Christmas and rest up, but he will be watching what he eats!

Mahmood added: “Last Saturday that was my last fight of the year, so I am looking forward to Christmas and a bit of a break.

“I’ll still be training throughout it and I’ll just be eating well! 2017 has been a good year and I’ll look to build on my success in 2018.”

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