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Leo Roget makes his pro boxing debut on December 7

36 year old Leo Roget is best known for his footballing skills after carving out a career predomincatly at Southend United. Leo was forced to retire early from professional football and he settled into life as a personal trainer.

However after discussions with former Commonwealth champion Jason Matthews, Leo teamed up with Steve Goodwin and decided to launch into professional boxing.

Leo is the third former professional footballer and is following in the steps of Curtis Woodhouse and Leon McKenzie (who also features on the same show).

Whilst noit having any amateur experience Leo has trained very hard for his debut and is looking to demonstrate he is equally adept at using his hands as he was his feet.

For his debut he takes on “Mad” Mitch Mitchell from Lincoln on a 15 fight bill of boxing which starts at 5pm.

Topping the bill is Lee “The Banjo” Markham who competes for the British Masters super Middleweight Gold title against former Southern Area Champion Sam Couzens.

Co Feature is the International Masters Light-Middleweight title between former two time southern Area challenger Kris Agyei-Dua and tough Czech Jan Balog.

Goodwin’s “Golden Boy” John McCallum from Edinburgh competes for his first title when he competes for the International Masters Bronze Light-Middleweight title.

A special attraction sees London’s undefeated “Quicksilver” Philip Bowes (6-0) take on former British Champion Paul Appleby from Scotland in a 6 round Light-Welterweight contest.

Exciting undefeated Heavyweight prospect AJ Carter (4-0) has a 4 round contest against Luke Martin from the UK.

The exciting “Pexican” Johnny Garton is the current holder of the British Masters Bronze Welterweight title and has 10 wins from 10 fights. Johnny has a 6 round International contest in what is his toughest contest to date. Johnny takes on Stanislav Nenkov who has won 7 from 11 fights.

“Saint” George Jupp has an International 6 round Super-Featherweight contest. George takes on the in form Kristian Dochev who has won 3 from his last 4 fights and featured on Box Nation on 16th November recording another victory.

Kevin Greenwood has recorded four consecutive victories at Super-Middleweight and will be aiming to make it five in a super-middleweight contest. Kevin takes on Pole Robert Studzinski.

Former Premier League professional footballer Leon McKenzie has made a perfect start to his professional boxing career with 2 victories and aims for his third in a 4 round super-middleweight contest. Leon has his toughest fight to date against Darren McKenna.

Another former professional footballer Leo Roget makes his professional debut taking on Mitch Mitchell in a 4 round contest.

The show features the eagerly awaitied debuts of Craig Hardy at Super-Featherweight, Adam Balski at Cruiserweight and John Cash at Light Middleweight. All participate in four round contests.

Only a few tickets remain for this virtual sold out show. For tickets contact any of the boxers on the show or contact Goodwin Promotions on 01525 851150 or buy from or

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