Ginger Rocket makes a flying return to the ring

Bolsover boxer Jamie Robinson
Bolsover boxer Jamie Robinson

Bolsover boxer Jamie Robinson enjoyed a winning return to the ring after a year out as he defeated Patryk Jackowiak in a first round technical knock-out.

The 23-year-old, nicknamed the Ginger Rocket, made a sensational start and had his opponent from Poland down with a left to the body in 64 seconds.

Referee Shaun Messer made the count and Robinson recorded a fifth win from seven professional fights, this time in front of a strong crowd at the iPro Stadium.

“It felt good to get back in there and show what I can do,” said Robinson. “I was focused before and wanted to enjoy it. He put up a decent fight for 60 seconds.

“I managed to land him with a body shot, the chance was there so I took it. I’m not going to pass up an opportunity like that and he couldn’t get back from it.”

Robinson started his professional career in December 2012 and has already faced Robbie Barrett, Andy Harris, Sid Razak, Paul Haines, Michael Stupart and Fergus Taylor.

He now trains at POW UK gym in Sheffield and returned to the sport at the start of the year because he didn’t want to look back one day with any regrets.

“I needed a fresh start and I feel I’ve got that. I’ve got a new trainer and Shane Nicholson (ex-Chesterfield footballer) is my strength and conditioning coach.

“It would have been nice to get the full four rounds in and feel the atmosphere but you have to take the chances when they come - you don’t get paid for overtime.”

Robinson has already made a return to training and has scheduled an eighth pro fight for May 15 at Ice Sheffield.