Ex-footballer Leon McKenzie challenges for English title on Nov 12

Goodwin 08/11/2016

McKenzie, with almost 400 professional games under his belt for the likes of Crystal Palace and Norwich City, embarked on a boxing career in 2013 that will see him challenge for his first major title on November 12th at York Hall where he takes on holder Jahmaine Smyle for the English Super-Middleweight title.

Since changing sporting disciplines, Leon has remained undefeated and become a much feared contender in the super middleweight division having stoppage wins in half of his victories as he follows in the footsteps of uncle and world-renowned boxer Duke McKenzie and also Clinton McKenzie, Leon’s father & trainer who himself is a former British & European Champion, His dream of top tier success in both sports hinges on the outcome of this fight.

Smyle, is making the first defence of the title he won in 2015 against Lee Markham.

Also on the ‘Back of the Net’ show we have the co-main event where Matthew Chanda and Duke Micah battle it out for the Commonwealth bantamweight title. Two undefeated fighters putting it all on the line, the much feared Ghanaian Micah brings with him 17 stoppages from 18 fights while Hackney’s Chanda takes a big challenge in only his 8th professional bout.

The fantastic show will also see another top support bout as another two undefeated boxers put their records on the line, Freddy Kiwitt from Islington battling Gloucester’s Akeem Ennis-Brown in an eliminator for the English Super-Lightweight title.

13 bouts in total and a show starting at 5pm. It promises to be a night to remember