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Jack Massey’s British Title dreams at stake on Thursday at York Hall


London, UK; 17 December 2019 Manchester fighter Jack Massey’s boyhood dreams of bringing a Lonsdale Belt home could finally come true this week. The 26-year-old will face Richard Riakporhe in a scheduled 12-round fight at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Thursday, 19 December, that will be screened live on Sky Sports.

Massey has had a steady rise to the top since he first picked up the sport at age 12, when his father took him to his old boxing club in Buxton, Derbyshire. By the following year, he has won his first title and before long, he had three junior ABA Champion titles to his name.

Early 2013, at the age of 19 Jack then won the senior ABA championship beating Chris Billam on points. Later that year Massey decided to turn Pro and quickly built a reputation as an unbeatable opponent with 16 wins in 16 fights including 8 knock outs.

To date, Massey has had 53 Amateur fights, has boxed for England, winning Gold at the Tri-nations and Bronze at the Youth Commonwealth Games.

Now, he has his sights firmly set on the British Cruiser-weight Title with big rewards on the line including a fight with new European champion Lawrence Okolie. Massey has set a goal to win the title on Thursday and defend it at The Dome next year, where he has fought and won four times in his professional career in front of a sell-out crowd.

While the road leading to Thursday’s bout hasn’t been without struggles – Massey was ruled out of the British-title challenge in July due to injury – he has since come back stronger than ever with the help of his team and coach Robert Rimmer Jnr / Phoenix Camp, Manchester

There’s no doubt that Londoner, Riakporhe, who has won all 10 of his fights, is a tough opponent, but Massey believes he is in top form and well prepared to face him.

“I’m just thinking about getting in there and showing people what I’m all about. I have waited a long, long time for this. I’ve had my ups and downs, but I’m here now, ready to fight for the British title,” he says.

For further information please visit https://jackmasseyboxing.com/, or PR enquiries s.jones@tunafishmedia.co.uk

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UK Boxer Jimmy ‘Kilrain’ Kelly signs multi-fight deal and sets sights on world title


The 24-2 boxer from Wythenshawe has signed a 3-year, multi-fight deal with New York Promoter Greg Cohen Promotions who believe he will be their next World Champion

Manchester, UK; 22 October 2019 – To the public eye, it’s been a quiet year for 26-year-old boxer Jimmy ‘Kilrain’ Kelly with only one fight behind him – a bout he won convincingly at 60-53 over six-rounds against Miguel Aguilar at Elland Road in Leeds – but after a move up to Middleweight, an all-new management and coaching team and now, signing a multi-fight deal with New York Promoter Greg Cohen Promotions, Jimmy has his sights firmly set on a world title within the next 12 months.

Earlier this year he said his time away from the ring had not been wasted. Jimmy used this time wisely, maintaining a rigorous daily training regime, including two sessions three days a week, which has resulted in him being in the most powerful and explosive form of his career.

Jimmy’s all-new team includes James Mulvihill of Clearwater Boxing as manager, former World Champion, Anthony ‘Arnie’ Farnell as coach, to bring out Jimmy’s aggressive boxing style and former MMA fighter Adam Waterfield, to implement specific strength work training. The team is complemented by Richard Harris Sports mind and mental coach, who is working on Jimmy’s mental performance and Sports Scientist and Nutritionist, Sam McKenzie who is managing Jimmy’s move up to Middleweight and ensuring he stays in peak condition.

Manager James Mulvihill says of the team, “We now have a strong foundation and all the pieces in place to ensure that Jimmy’s second attempt at the World Champion title is a success.”

This long-term deal with New York Promoter Greg Cohen Promotions was facilitated by world-renowned Havoc Advisory, who has produced seven world champions in the last five years. With nine fights included in the deal, there are hopes that Jimmy could be their next world titleholder.

Since turning pro at 19, Jimmy’s fighting style and attitude have made him, not only a fierce competitor but a popular drawcard. The third-generation fighter has consistently added to his accolades and maintained his deep belief that he is destined to be world champion.

In order to achieve his goal, he’ll have to stand up to the likes of Dennis Hogan, who defeated Jimmy in his controversial World Title eliminator in Australia, current WBA World Champion Ryota Murata and current WBC World Champion Jermall Charlo.

“I want to fight the likes of Charlo and Murata,” he says, “I believe I’m at that level and it’s only going to be a matter of time before I’m competing for their belts. I believe boxing is all about timing and I believe that now is my time.”

For further information or PR enquiries, contact:

Clearwater Boxing

james@clearwaterboxing.co.uk

Visit: https://www.jimmykellyjnr.com/

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