SWINDON boxer Jamie Cox believes a move down to middleweight and a change in coach could reignite his career.

The 32-year-old has campaigned at super-middleweight for many years, but his size has often been the centre of debate, with some feeling he is too small for the weight class.

Cox remained defiant and even took on George Groves at Wembley Arena for the WBA super-middleweight title just over a year ago.

The Swindon southpaw lost that bout, the first defeat of his career, but was thrown back into the mix with a bout against John Ryder, with the winner being immediately made part of the conversation for a world title fight.

Unfortunately for Cox, he suffered a second loss back in May, sparking a lengthy lay-off and a new approach to the sport.

Cox is expected to return to the ring next month and has switched trainers from John Costello to Tony Borg, who is masterminding his comeback as a middleweight.

“It looks like I’m going to be out in October, I am just waiting for (promoters) Matchroom to confirm it all,” said Cox.

“I’ll be campaigning at middleweight, so I’m going down and we will see if I can maintain the power at that weight.

“I’m in the gym and very motivated. I jumped two weight classes, I went from light-middle to super-middle. Now I’m going down to middle, it’s one step up instead of two.

“I’m confident as long as I make the weight right. I was looking at it and some of the middleweights who are around, like Tommy Langford, I think are very weak.”

To date, Cox has only fought at middleweight once in his career, when he took on Matiouze Royer at the Oasis Leisure Centre in June 2013.

That ended in a points win for Cox, who admits he has had to be far more disciplined in his training to get down to middleweight.

“I’m taking the weight off. I’m on the way down now and before when I was a super-middleweight, I could pretty much eat what I wanted,” said Cox.

“Now, I have to be a bit more careful with my diet, you have to be ruthless.

“Training is good and now I am with Tony Borg in Newport.

“John (Costello) wasn’t just my trainer, he is family to me, but I just wanted a fresh start with some new ideas.

“I spoke to John about it and he said ‘why not?’. It’s just been a breath of fresh air.”