Tommy ‘Sweet T’ Jacobs has predicted an emphatic end to his feud with Chris Wood as the pair’s war of words continues in the build-up to their May 6th title collision.
Colchester’s Jacobs won a thrilling first encounter against Wood at the K2 arena back in December but the mutual respect shown between the pair prior to their first encounter has turned to bad blood since the rematch was confirmed, with both men embroiled in heated verbal exchanges on social media.
The online verbals culminated in Wood branding Jacobs ‘a clown’ for comments made since the original clash, and Jacobs has no doubt how the rematch will play out in the battle for the British Masters Light-Middleweight Title, and believes Wood is foolish if he thinks he can reverse the result.
“Since the last fight, Chris has gone a little sour. He went into the first fight expecting to get beat in overwhelming fashion but my poor performance filled him with confidence.
“There was no issue with fitness - I was just fat and had to lose too much weight too quick. No-one’s fault but my own. No excuses but a reason. The fact that I still didn't lose a round when I was so bad speaks volumes.
“Training this time has gone really well. I’ve had an eight-week camp and I’ve had some great sparring. My coach drafted in Max Branning, Ed Sheeran and Chesney Brown from Coronation Street just to see if I can deal with the 'ginger power' that he keeps talking about.
“Aside from that, my training at Champions Gym in Colchester has been amazing. All of my stable mates are of a higher then Chris so I'll be prepared on May 6th for all he has to offer.
“Chris has a lot to say and obviously, his pride has been bruised since the last fight. He talks a lot on social media but he’s blocked me so I can't see it. Everything I say is there in plain sight. I mean no malice with anything; however, the fact is I'm just a better fighter than the baked bean.”
Jacobs’ first two bouts with Queensbury Boxing League have been notable for the huge support he has received, and the 29-year old personal trainer is quick to thank the travelling army of fans who will fill the Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park.
“A huge thank you to all the people who have bought tickets. I'm bringing more people than ever before and that belt I’m winning in just over three weeks is for all of them.”