Steve Goodwin is delighted to announce the signing of two weight Southern Area Champion and Prizefighter finalist Michael “Chunky” Devine. 27 year old Devine who has signed a three year contract with Goodwin will make his bow under his new Goodwin Boxing team on 18th March at York Hall.
Devine, from Luton in Bedfordshire, originally won the Southern Area title at Super-Featherweight in 2013 when defeating Dan Naylor. 2014 saw him reach the final of the prestigious Prizefighter tournament where he gained a high profile defeating Lee Martin (in a candidate for knockout of the year) and Danny Connor before losing to Jono Carroll in the final.
Devine lost his way for the next 18 months and subsequently aligned himself with Kevin Maree in Lancashire. In his first fight under Maree, Devine showed major improvement in winning the Southern Area Lightweight strap with a second round victory over Ben Day.
Devine is now looking to build his profile and move onto bigger fights and under the Goodwin/Maree team believes this is possible. “I have been delighted at the things Kevin has showed me and I am developing as a fighter. Signing with Steve Goodwin is the final piece in the jigsaw and big things will happen for me in 2017.”
Steve Goodwin was delighted “We are so pleased to welcome Michael to the team. He is another Championship fighter to add to our high quality team of boxers and I am looking forward to seeing Michael develop this year. I have known Michael for 6 years and have always kept a close eye on his career. Michael is an exciting fighter and will be involved in some big fights in 2017. We will create the opportunities for him.”