Boxer Paddy aims for repeat of winning start


Undefeated boxing prospect Paddy Connors is fired-up for his second fight, writes David Statham.

The well-supported former amateur talent, who swapped punches as a professional fighter for the first time in October, returns to the ring on Sunday, March 11, in Leicester.

The Staveley-based boxer put in a near-faultless performance last year when he outpointed Doncaster’s dangerous veteran James Tucker.

And the light-heavyweight contender, who had 130 fans at his debut fight, is in the middle of an intense training camp, putting in the groundwork as he aims for a repeat of his winning start.

He steps between the ropes to face Lincolnshire’s hardened professional Jody Meikle, an opponent who has shared the ring with a number of the sport’s rising talents, including Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Callum Johnson.

Counter-punching Paddy, 20, trains at Huthwaite Boxing Club with manager Scott Calow.

Tickets for Paddy’s fight at the Hermitage Leisure Centre, Whitwick, are available on 01332 367453. There is a total of eight fights on the night.