Jesse Hart Feels No Pressure, but Hopes to Impress in Main Event


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    On December 13, Jesse Hart (15-0, 12 knockouts) makes his return to the ring following a four-round KO victory over Roberto Acevedo back in October. Things will be much different for the 25-year old fighter this time around as he is not only fighting in his hometown of Philadelphia, but is also the main event for a card whose under-card includes highly touted prospect, Felix Verdejo (15-0, 11 knockouts).

    With the pressure that normally comes with fighting in one’s own hometown, things only seem magnified when a fighter like Hart is forced to perform after a consistently exciting fighter like Verdejo. Many would question a fighter’s ability to put up with that kind of pressure from the fans, but Hart is quick to clarify that he feels no pressure to potentially fight reckless to appease the fans.

    “No, I’m gonna box smart. I’m gonna do everything smart. We’re gonna go behind the jab and make sure we make smart moves.”

    It’s a tried and true game plan, but one that could be hard to implement considering that an opponent has yet to be formally announced. Luckily, Hart seems to have an idea of just what kind of opposition he’ll be facing at the 2300 Arena.

    “He’s tough. He’s 25-9, with 24 knockouts, so we’re just looking to box smart, be smart, and make all of the necessary choices to win.”

    Although the Philly native is quick to point out that he feels no pressure from the fans, Hart  still hopes to make his presence felt in the super-middleweight division, but especially in front of his hometown fans.

    “I think I’m training harder for this fight because it’s in my backyard. I’m in the main event so I wanna impress the fans.”

    With an undefeated record and busy fighting streak, Jesse Hart is clearly a fighter worth paying attention to; but also a fighter where some questions remain. Following his bout in December, hopefully some of those questions can finally be answered.