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Guildford boxer Thomas Kindon looking to make it five out of five on June 26

Top bantamweight prospect, Thomas Kindon 4-0 from Guildford, Surrey will be looking to extend his unbeaten run on June 26th in Portsmouth.

The 20-year-old prospect, originally from Leeds, has raced to four fights unbeaten since his debut in June last year, scalping Francis Croes, Anwar Alfadli, Dmitrijs Gutmans and Sergejs Logins along the way.

The next fight is firmly booked in the diary for Team Kindon but the opponent and venue are yet to be confirmed. Continue reading

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Jamie Speight

Published, Nov 21st 2014

‘The Genius’ Jamie Speight is a 26-year-old Super-Bantamweight from Torquay in Devon.

He currently lives and trains between Plymouth, Newton Abbot and Leeds and is a full-time professional boxer.

Jamie started boxing at the age of 7, and like many under the influence of his father.

I was picked on and a bit wimpy as a kid, so dad took me down the gym to ‘toughen me up’.

In recent time Jamie has relocated his training camp to Leeds where he trains under Sean O’Hagan alongside his former opponent and current European Featherweight Champion Josh Warrington.

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Jamie trains 6 days a week with the father and son team and only has one days rest. He also does strength and conditioning work with Adam Domyslawski in Plymouth.

With a record of 12-6 as a professional Jamie is an experienced pro who has recently picked up his 3rd Southern Area title in a stoppage win over Surrey favorite Craig Whyatt at the Camden Centre in London. All three of his Southern area titles have been won at different weights.


Jamie has a fight anyone attitude which has given him the experience of fighting for the English title against the unbeaten Josh Warrington (19-0), as well as Ben Jones (15-5-1), Nigel Wright (24-6-1), Kevin Hooper (15-3) and Lewis Petit (11-1). His win over the unbeaten prospect Craig Whyatt has caught the eyes of many and has led to him now facing Robbie Turley (13-5) in Bristol in a Super-Bantamweight British title eliminator on December 5th.


Currently managed by Stefy Bull and sponsored by Eliminate Risk Security, He is without a current promotional contract and is working towards a big deal in the new year.


When he isn’t boxing or seeing his friends and family he likes to watch fighters who fight with a lot of skill like Emanuel Augustus, Floyd Mayweather and Guillermo Rigondeaux.

We asked him about his own style of boxing and he said:

I can pretty much box any way I am required too. Up until my move of camp to Leeds I was predominantly a skilful, switch hitter with a very punch and move style……with a fight looming I can’t say too much more.

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Jamie loves to talk about boxing and was telling us about the highs and lows of the sport.

 My worst experience in boxing is being robbed of a blatant decision as the away fighter. It’s disgusting and ruins professional boxing.  If I could change anything about boxing it would be that whether you are fighting at home or away it would be a 50/50 fight and viewed that way by the judges or referee. Every one deserves a fair crack. Results can change careers and ultimately lives!

The best thing is the people you meet in boxing, it’s a proper boxing family and the levels of character and respect are fantastic. Me and Josh are a fine example of that.

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We asked Jamie about any funny stories he may have about training camps etc:

There are probably loads and most being a tad inappropriate you know boys being boys! Haha. I have a very good sense of humour always the joker in the gym and trying to lighten the mood in training. Always willing to help people and pass on my knowledge to others.



Social Media

Facebook: Jamie Speight

Twitter: @boxerjayspeight

Give him a follow and don’t forget the hashtags #TheGenius #TeamGenius

Acknowledgements and Thanks

My first thank you would go to all those people who follow my career and go out of their way to support me and buy tickets to watch me fight, that means the world and I appreciate every single individual that does so. A huge thanks goes out to my sports therapist Anne-Marie Rice from Newton Abbot who has kept me in fighting condition after many niggles and injurys throughout my career. I thank all my past coaches that have played their parts respectively and my current coach Sean who I have really settled with and see my future in boxing with this team. Thank you to my good friend Jack Green who cares a lot for my career and does my pads when I’m back home, big thank you to my current sponsors Eliminate Risk Security they are great guys with a great team and very good at what they do, they help me out a lot! You can visit their website by following this link: http://www.eliminate-risk.co.uk

Finally thank you to my dad Nigel…..he’s been there since the very start of this journey when I was 7-8 years old. The amount of hours and miles he has put in is unreal and he has helped me and in many ways guided me to where I am today. He is a father and a best mate and I will never be able to thank him enough.

Video links:

Please click on any of the links below to watch the videos.

Jamie vs Kevin Hooper

Jamie vs Josh Warrington

Jamie vs Ben Jones

Jamie vs John Van Emmis part 1

Jamie Vs John Van Emmis part 2

Jamie on the pads with ‘GW Boxing’ affiliate #CoachTroopa

Jamie vs Pavels Senkovs


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Darren Townley

Updated, July 2015 by Lee Russell.

‘The Terminator’ Darren Townley is a real prospect for the future of Plymouth Boxing.


Darren is a 27 year old Light-Welterweight (64KG) professional boxer from Plymouth.

Darren is an encouraging crowd puller and is followed by many boxing fans from as far as the USA. He regularly makes the local papers sports pages and the city has high hopes for him as a professional.

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Whilst working as a boat builder for a world renowned company by day, Darren became one of the most hard working amateurs around usually training twice a day on top of working a full time job.

In 2012 whilst on a training camp out in the United States, he was fortunate enough to get some quality sparring at Edwin Valeros gym with some professional Mexican fighters and embark in some training at the world renowned ‘Wild Card Gym‘ with the likes of trainer Freddie Roach and former world champion and Olympic Silver medalist Amir Khan.

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Darren started out training with well know trainer Glynn Mitchell who matched him up against stiff competition almost immediately and after several fights was already fighting opponents with over 60 bouts to their name. Darren progressed quickly and is now ‘open class’ having had over 25 bouts himself.

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At age 27, Darren has made his move to the professional ranks. He has been working with James Bodley at ‘Total Rebuild’ to improve his strength and conditioning and concentrating on his key fitness at ‘Club Continental‘.

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He regularly competes in long distance races including 2014’s ‘Tough Mudder‘ and many half marathons and 10kms.

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In mid January 2015 Darren returned to Temecula California and started training in preparation for his pro debut.

To read about Darrens trip to California click here.

Acknowledgements and thanks:

Darren would like to thank his sponsors  ‘Concept Carpentry and building‘ and James Bodley of ‘Total Rebuild’ who is his strength and conditioning coach.

Social Media:

Facebook: Darren Townley

Twitter: @Townleyz


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Guildford boxer Thomas Kindon looking to make it five out of five on June 26

Top bantamweight prospect, Thomas Kindon 4-0 from Guildford, Surrey will be looking to extend his unbeaten run on June 26th in Portsmouth.

The 20-year-old prospect, originally from Leeds, has raced to four fights unbeaten since his debut in June last year, scalping Francis Croes, Anwar Alfadli, Dmitrijs Gutmans and Sergejs Logins along the way.

The next fight is firmly booked in the diary for Team Kindon but the opponent and venue are yet to be confirmed. Continue reading

Who is the UK’s best active fighter?

Anyone who knows me well will know that there is not a lot I get more excited about than talking about boxing.

I love hearing opinions from casual fans as to who the best boxer in Britain really is as most of them can probably only name 3 or 4 active fighters anyway and I always get the same few names.

What I really want to know is what do the people who watch the smaller cards which don’t have the general public’s interest think?
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Semi-Pro or Semi-Stupid.

In my home town of Plymouth there are very few professional fighters, very few professional trainers and not a very good selection of sparring partners.  Also the amateur scene is sparse and those guys also struggle to find quality sparring.

Plymouth is the 14th biggest city in the country so are there more fighters out there? The answer is yes. There are loads. There is a good MMA scene with some good gyms and quality organisation and there is also this thing you may have heard of called Semi-Pro Boxing.

I have noticed over the last few years that people flock to these events in their hundreds paying up to £30 a ticket to watch unlicensed fights between often mismatched competitors who haven’t really had enough training to compete in open combat. I appreciate some of these guys train really hard and mean no disrespect to anyone at all but I believe this craze is hurting the sport of boxing specifically in Plymouth.

If these guys really want to earn money from fighting then find a pro trainer and there are a few about and turn professional.  Then work bloody hard in training and see how far you can go.
I will even buy tickets to come and watch you box!


If you haven’t had any fights and want to start fighting then join an official ABAE registered amateur gym. There are plenty of good amateur coaches around. Who knows where this will take you.


I’ve heard unlicensed boxing labelled up as ‘white collar’ and ‘semi-pro’ for a while now.  I’d like to point out this is not the case. It is ‘unlicensed boxing’.
No regulated officials are involved meaning competitors are at risk of being unfairly scored or not protected by stoppage of a fight when it is required.
The sports governing bodies have strict medical guidelines and drug testing to help protect fighters from competing when it is not safe to do so. Unlicensed boxing has none of these guidelines.

Obviously unlicensed boxing is currently not illegal as it is publicly advertised and held in public clubs and hotels but I ask you to think about which of the sports you choose to compete in or watch.

I would much rather pay money to an amateur or professional show knowing that a lot of the money is going back into the sport I love.

It’s you’re choice.

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I have written to the government regarding the issue and have started a petition to ban unlicensed boxing.
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Lee Russell