Maisey Rose Courtney enjoying 'best camp I ever had' as Matchroom star prepares for third pro outing
Flyweight prospect Maisey Rose Courtney revealed she is looking to put on a 'more composed' performance when she returns to the ring on May 20.
The Brit will take on Kate Radomska in her third professional outing - a bout which will feature on the undercard of Katie Taylor's homecoming fight against Chantelle Cameron.
Courtney, who made her pro debut on the Taylor vs Karen Elizabeth Carabajal undercard last October, will be looking to maintain her unbeaten start.
Since turning professional and signing with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom promotion, the 22-year-old has enjoyed back-to-back successes against Judit Hachbold and Buchra El Quaissi.
"It's exciting being part of the Matchroom stable and box under the Matchroom banner," Courtney told Planet Sport.
"It's everything I've always dreamed of. It's everything I thought I would have done and could have done, and now I'm doing it. I'm grateful."
In her first two outings, Courtney competed at both the Wembley and Newcastle arenas. Her next bout will take place in Ireland as she takes on Radomska at the 3Arena in Dublin.
When asked whether there was any pressure competing on big platforms so early into her career, she said: "The only pressure that I feel is the pressure I put on myself. I'm so hard on myself and I'm so critical about my own performances. That's the only time I ever feel pressure.
"My coaches Tony [Sims] and Kev [Mitchell] have faith in me to make sure I perform. They wouldn't put me in a position where I wouldn't. I'm the only one putting pressure on myself."
Courtney is also preferring to focus on herself rather than her next opponent. She added: "I don't know much about her [Radomska]. I know she lost to Gemma Ruegg. I know we boxed the same girl.
"I'm pretty sure Judit [Hachbold], who we boxed, messaged her manager, and said it's 60-40 to me and the only reason is because I annoyed her at the weigh-in.
"I'm not really like that. I don't like researching people. You then think about it too much. I like to go in there with a bit of surprise and see what happens."
The fight may be a couple of weeks away, though Courtney believes this has already been her best camp since turning pro.
She said: "To be honest, it's probably the best camp I ever had, even though I had two before. Each camp is getting better, each camp I'm getting stronger, I'm feeling like I'm trusting the process more.
"It's quite daunting when you first turn over [from amateur to pro], it's all different, it's all new. I'm starting to understand why we do stuff and the way we train."
Courtney's first two bouts all went the four-round distance. The flyweight is now set for a six-round tussle against Radomska.
"I like to have a fight," she added. "I've been told off for having too many fights in sparring sessions. I will try to keep it a little more composed this time. I've got six rounds instead of four.
"I like boxing, I like fighting, I like keeping it classy. Little bit technical as well."
Fans can catch the fight and the full event live on DAZN on May 20 from Dublin.
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