Kevin Higson puts undefeated boxing record on the line Nov. 15 in Mississauga

News Nov 03, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

Kevin Higson puts his 4-0 pro record on the line Nov. 15 in Mississauga.

The Steeltown Boxing Club fighter will face Erick Mireles (8-5)

Higson hasn’t faced the Mexican fighter before, but has studied video of Mireles’s fights.

“We’re training for anything the guy can bring,” says Higson. “I know we’re gonna be ready for anything he’s got.”

Higson beat Damien Hill of New Brunswick in a split decision in his last bout, in July.

The Sir Allan MacNab grad says he learned a lot about himself that night after being knocked down in the first round. It was the first time he had hit the canvas in his career.

“It was a little weird; my legs weren’t there for a little bit,” says Higson. “But I got up and I handled it like a pro … I thought to myself, well I’m going to have to work a little harder now. I picked up the pace and kept moving forward.”

Higson, 25, says his style is to remain loose and calm, keeping his anger tucked away for when he needed it, something he credits with discovering early in his amateur career, which he began at age 17.

“I used to get really pumped up, smash my gloves together and say, ‘I’m gonna kill this guy,’ but halfway through my career as an amateur I started remaining calm, lots of deep breathing — I found I performed better.”

Right now, Higson is training six days a week, including strength and conditioning workouts with his brother Adam twice a week, while working full-time in Kitchener.

Tickets are available at Steeltown Boxing Club, 1521 Upper Ottawa St. unit 9, weekdays between 4:30 and 8 p.m.

Kevin Higson puts undefeated boxing record on the line Nov. 15 in Mississauga

News Nov 03, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

Kevin Higson puts his 4-0 pro record on the line Nov. 15 in Mississauga.

The Steeltown Boxing Club fighter will face Erick Mireles (8-5)

Higson hasn’t faced the Mexican fighter before, but has studied video of Mireles’s fights.

“We’re training for anything the guy can bring,” says Higson. “I know we’re gonna be ready for anything he’s got.”

Higson beat Damien Hill of New Brunswick in a split decision in his last bout, in July.

The Sir Allan MacNab grad says he learned a lot about himself that night after being knocked down in the first round. It was the first time he had hit the canvas in his career.

“It was a little weird; my legs weren’t there for a little bit,” says Higson. “But I got up and I handled it like a pro … I thought to myself, well I’m going to have to work a little harder now. I picked up the pace and kept moving forward.”

Higson, 25, says his style is to remain loose and calm, keeping his anger tucked away for when he needed it, something he credits with discovering early in his amateur career, which he began at age 17.

“I used to get really pumped up, smash my gloves together and say, ‘I’m gonna kill this guy,’ but halfway through my career as an amateur I started remaining calm, lots of deep breathing — I found I performed better.”

Right now, Higson is training six days a week, including strength and conditioning workouts with his brother Adam twice a week, while working full-time in Kitchener.

Tickets are available at Steeltown Boxing Club, 1521 Upper Ottawa St. unit 9, weekdays between 4:30 and 8 p.m.

Kevin Higson puts undefeated boxing record on the line Nov. 15 in Mississauga

News Nov 03, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

Kevin Higson puts his 4-0 pro record on the line Nov. 15 in Mississauga.

The Steeltown Boxing Club fighter will face Erick Mireles (8-5)

Higson hasn’t faced the Mexican fighter before, but has studied video of Mireles’s fights.

“We’re training for anything the guy can bring,” says Higson. “I know we’re gonna be ready for anything he’s got.”

Higson beat Damien Hill of New Brunswick in a split decision in his last bout, in July.

The Sir Allan MacNab grad says he learned a lot about himself that night after being knocked down in the first round. It was the first time he had hit the canvas in his career.

“It was a little weird; my legs weren’t there for a little bit,” says Higson. “But I got up and I handled it like a pro … I thought to myself, well I’m going to have to work a little harder now. I picked up the pace and kept moving forward.”

Higson, 25, says his style is to remain loose and calm, keeping his anger tucked away for when he needed it, something he credits with discovering early in his amateur career, which he began at age 17.

“I used to get really pumped up, smash my gloves together and say, ‘I’m gonna kill this guy,’ but halfway through my career as an amateur I started remaining calm, lots of deep breathing — I found I performed better.”

Right now, Higson is training six days a week, including strength and conditioning workouts with his brother Adam twice a week, while working full-time in Kitchener.

Tickets are available at Steeltown Boxing Club, 1521 Upper Ottawa St. unit 9, weekdays between 4:30 and 8 p.m.