Ogilve looks to Scottish title tilt after win number six

Monty Ogilvie has  yet to taste defeat in six fights as a professional.
Monty Ogilvie has yet to taste defeat in six fights as a professional.

Kilsyth-based fighter Monty Ogilvie is eying up a shot at the Scottish title after maintaining his 100 per cent record as a pro.

The 26-year-old super featherweight, who trains at the Golden Gloves gym, made it six wins out of six by outpointing Slovakia’s Ivan Godor at Paisley Lagoon Centre on Friday.

Godor was a late replacement for Ogilvie’s scheduled opponent Reynaldo Cajina from Nicaragua.

Ogilvie said: “It was a harder opponent than I was meant to be fighting, but it was good experience.

“He beat Thomas Dickson a couple of fights ago and it was a really tricky fight, it was awkward. He knew all the tricks.

“I just concentrated on my own work but I’d seen him beat Tommy so I kind of knew what he was all about. The game plan didn’t really change, I have my own style and I just follow my instructions, whatever [coach] John Heaney tells me to do I follow it to the best of my ability.

“It’s the first time I’ve not won a round in all my fights. I didn’t lose it, it was a 10-10 round but it wasn’t a clean sweep.

“It was a tricky fight. I was fit and in shape, but the style of the guy was awkward and I could have boxed better.

“I hurt him pretty badly in the fourth round and if I hadn’t got over-excited I would have stopped him. But it’s all a good learning experience.”

Ogilvie was also comfortable with the step up in distance to six rounds, having only boxed over four in his previous fights.

He said: “The fifth and sixth were probably my best two rounds and felt it suited me better.

“There wasn’t so much of a rush for me to get my work in, I could take my time a bit more and I enjoyed the distance a lot better.”

Ogilvie expects to be back in action at Paisley in June with promoter Sam Kynoch suggesting he will soon be ready for a title tilt.

Monty said: “It will be another step up and if I get my step up I’ll be looking at a Scottish title. I’m only as couple of fights away, according to Sam, so it’s exciting times for me.”