Jensen Irving signs for boxing promoter Mark Neilson

HEREFORD boxer Jake Price says he is reaching for the stars as he prepares for the opening bell of his professional boxing career later this month. Price will be making his professional debut on Saturday, November 20, on Neilson Boxing’s Fight Town show in Swindon. His debut was first pencilled in for April of last […]

Jake Price makes long awaited professional debut bout

HEREFORD boxer Jake Price says he is reaching for the stars as he prepares for the opening bell of his professional boxing career later this month. Price will be making his professional debut on Saturday, November 20, on Neilson Boxing’s Fight Town show in Swindon. His debut was first pencilled in for April of last […]

Melksham boxer ready for professional debut

MELKSHAM boxing prospect Megan Redstall says she can’t wait to show what she’s capable of as she prepares to make her professional debut next month.  

Megan, who is based at Mark Kent’s Contender gym in Melksham, is set to make her first appearance as a professional on Neilson Boxing’s Fight Town show on Saturday 18th September.  

The show, which is taking place at Swindon’s MECA, will feature a variety of talent from the county including former Commonwealth cruiserweight champion Luke Watkins, as well as fellow debutants Connor Gray and brothers Billy and Nigel Harris.  

“I’m really looking forward to making my debut and I’m grateful for the opportunity,” said Megan.  

“I’ve been looking to make my debut for a long time. I was meant to fight in April as of last year but due to coronavirus that obviously didn’t go ahead.  

“Ever since then I have just been doing constant training to make sure I’m at the best of my ability.  

“My debut has been a long time coming, I think I have been waiting now for about two years, so I’m hungry for this fight. 

“Words can’t really describe my excitement for this fight. I’m going to be explosive and I’m going to show my speed.”  

In preparation for her debut, the super flyweight has been sparring with some experienced boxers including Swindon’s Bec Connolly, who has fought stars such as world champion Terri Harper, Olympian Tasha Jonas and Walsall’s Rachel Ball.  

“Sparring wise, I’ve sparred all of the professional lads in the gym,” she added.  

“I’ve also been sparring with Bec Connolly, she is quite well known in this area because she has been in some big fights.  So we’ve had some great sparring, we are just getting ready for this fight and I’m really looking forward to it. I can’t wait to go in there and show everyone what I can do.”  

Neilson Boxing Promoter Mark Neilson says he is eagerly anticipating Megan’s debut after hearing good things about her from people within the sport.  

“It’s great that Megan will be making her debut with us, and we are really looking forward to seeing what she is capable of,” he said.  

“I’ve heard a few people say she is one to watch and I know she has been sparring with some good professionals as preparation.”  

For further information on the show, or to buy tickets visit www.Neilson Boxing.co.uk.  

Boxing clever: new baby gives Max a sharper focus

WELTERWEIGHT Max Mudway says his new family life has sharpened his focus when it comes to professional boxing as he readies himself to return to the ring, writes Matt Davies. 

Mudway, who has a perfect record of 4-0 as a professional, is set to star on Neilson Boxing’s Fight Town show in Swindon on Saturday, September 18th, in what will be his first outing for almost a year and half.

The 25-year-old’s career shuddered to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but away from the sport, he has had a busy year as he got engaged and became a dad for the first time.

The birth of his son, Dempsey, earlier this year has given the Stroud fighter a fresh motivation ahead of his fight next month as he paid tribute to his partner Ellie helping him stay on top of his preparation.

“Last year was a bad year for a lot of people, but for me, it definitely took a turn for the better as I met my fiancé,” he said.

Family man: Max Mudway, baby Dempsey and partner Ellie

“We have a baby now, so it has been a crazy year. I’ve learned a lot about myself and it has been quite eye-opening.

“I go to the gym every day and put myself through agony for my new family, it’s all for my little man.

“Before, it was just for me but now I have a couple of other people it’s for as well and that has given me another reason to want to succeed that little bit more.

“Being in camp kills me because I’m away early in the morning and sometimes I don’t get back until late at night.

“I have to hold my hands up to my partner because she is the one getting up late at night so get up and train.”

In the ring, Mudway admits the delay has put an end to any momentum he had at the beginning of last year, but says he is looking to remain as active as possible for the remainder for 2021.

“Once the New Year starts I’m going for titles and nothing is getting in my way because I’ve missed out on a lot,” he added.

“Pre-covid we were looking at trying to fight for the Southern Area title, so had that of all gone to plan I would like to think I’d have fought for that title already.

“We are planning on fighting in September and then again in October to keep busy.”

Mudway will be featuring on the show alongside Fight Factory stablemate Shabir Haidary, who is making his debut, as well as other talent such as former Commonwealth cruiserweight champion Luke Watkins.

For further information on the show, or to buy tickets visit www.NeilsonBoxing.co.uk.

 

Boxing clever: new baby gives Max a sharper focus