Crowd-pleasing Jeffers makes his mark with pro debut win

Mark Jeffers Chorley boxer

Mark Jeffers Chorley boxer

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Jennings’ Gym’s new boxing prodigy Mark Jeffers has won his first professional bout.

The 18-year-old middleweight boxer and two time ABA National Champion beat Scott Hillman 40-36 in four rounds at Robin Park, Wigan on May 28.

Jennings Gym in Coppull

Jennings Gym in Coppull

The Northern Ireland born boxer who lives in Chorley is trained by ex-British, English, and WBU welterweight champion Michael Jennings and his brother Dave at Jennings Gym in Coppull.

After the fight Jeffers said: “I loved it.

“It was brilliant.

“It was a good learning experience.

“I’ve had massive support and I’d like to thank my sponsors.”

Michael added: “What you have got to remember is that Mark has just turned 18.

“He has still got a long way to go.

“But as far as debut’s go he has done what we asked of him.

“He boxed really well, we have got a lot of things to work on when we get back in the gym but as far as debuts go he did well.

“He’s a crowd pleaser we just have to make sure he controls that aggression in the right direction.”

And Dave says their is more to come from the talented youngster.

He said: “He won on points and he had big support from the local area. He boxed absolutely brilliantly considering he is only 18.

“He was ferocious, it was non-stop action and he really is a crowd pleaser. He deserved the win and he has a good future ahead of him.”

And Dave says their is a wealth of talent coming through the gym.He said: “There are a lot of promising young boxers at the gym right now.”