Ricky Owen is back in boxing – training ‘Britain’s Worst Boxer.’ The Swansea southpaw was once the star of the Matchroom stable known for his one-punch knockouts.
Robin Deakin was on the receiving end in November 2007.
He was handed a rare stoppage defeat by Owen and now he’s being trained by the Welshman for what he says will be his last fight, a bareknuckle scrap with Mark Handley at London’s Indigo at O2 on Saturday, September 12.
Owen quit boxing because of cuts after 16 straight wins and works as a personal trainer at the Bomkings gym in his home city.
Deakin said: “I moved to Wales for my girlfriend and when Ricky found out I was here, he came round to see me.
“Ricky told me: ‘I train fighters and I want to train you and get you a win in your last fight.’”
Britain’s Worst Boxer
Deakin is convinced he will bow out with a win, saying: “I’m going to hurt him this time.
“It’s personal between us. He wouldn’t last 10 seconds with some of the people I’ve been in with and I need to deal with him.”
Deakin and Handley have boxed twice before.
The first fight ended in a draw and Handley won the rematch.
Deakin is hell bent on revenge, saying: “There’s no way I’m losing to him.”