Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Jonathan Palata, heavyweight newcomer on a fast track.


A new face on the healthy uk professional heavyweight scene is Jonathan Palata, an explosive counter puncher who boxed out of the Balham amateur boxing club in London before turning pro last May.. Jon won the Haringey box cup tournament, along with both the novice and London ABA titles before reaching the senior quarter finals in his first year.. Palata looked destined to move along the international scene towards an Olympic spot in 2020, but decided to take his aggressive yet illusive style to the paid ranks under the guidance of Steve Goodwin Promotions.. valuable sparring with David Haye along with a great relationship with new trainer Don Charles prepared him perfectly for his first dip into the pro game last May, where he scored a second round knockout of Aleksey Spazov ..  Jonathan already has a second outing scheduled for September 22nd on the huge Goodwin promotions card at the York Hall, along with preliminary dates for several other future options.. Palata who started out as a 201 pounder in what would be considered a Cruiserweight class in the pros, but soon grew and adapted into a comfortable super heavyweight, now boxing as a full blooded professional heavyweight.. Palata is well conditioned and well grounded with obvious faith in his own ability.. The plan looks to be keeping Jon busy and rack up as many fights as is possible within the next 12 months before making a move towards the current rising crew of Dubois, Joyce, Gorman etc.. Palata makes all the right noises and insiders value his chances of becoming a dominant future force highly..