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April 29 bout a big test for Ja’s Brown

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2023 | 1:04 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer
 Ricardo ‘Big 12’ Brown
Ricardo ‘Big 12’ Brown

Despite winning his six professional fights by knockouts, Jamaican heavyweight Ricardo ‘Big 12’ Brown has been working to take his game to the next level and promises he will be even better when he faces Jhan Carlos Delgado of Colombia in an eight-round contest at the Pickering Casino in Ontario on April 29.

The Colombian will be Brown’s biggest test to date. The 27-year-old Delgado has eight wins and three defeats. Two of his three defeats came in his last two bouts.

Brown admits that he knows nothing of the South American and is confident of extending his win record, especially after making massive improvements to his footwork in the ring.

“I haven’t seen any videos or anything, so I know nothing. When I go into the ring that is when I will know him. But I am always confident going into my fights.

“I will take a little time to figure out what he’s got, and if he is not up to my standard, he is going to face the hand work. So when I get in the ring, we’ll see who is tough as I know my knuckles will talk,” the 33 year old told The Gleaner.

The Spanish Town-native revealed that his footwork, which had been one of the weaker aspects of his game, has seen tremendous improvement.

“I have been working on my foot movements. That’s my biggest thing. It’s getting better. We (my coach and I) are making sure we are putting all the work on my feet. I just need to go in the ring and see how I spar and know where I’m at.

“They (fans) will see a way better ‘Big ‘12’. When ‘Big 12’ comes for action, there is no one like me, and I want to give people what they want, a knockout. That’s my joy. “

Although he has not had the desired sparring sessions, he was due for some elite level workout on the weekend. However, with over three weeks to prepare, Brown says he will have things fine-tuned before then, and despite his confidence, he is not taking his opponent for granted.

“Everything is moving fine, and Jamaica will see a big win again. But you cannot underestimate an opponent and say this guy is not a good boxer. One punch can change the game. But I am going in with all my confidence and going for the win,” he said.