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Jeffers Ready To Raise The Roof At The Macron Stadium

The roof could well come off when all-action Mark Jeffers fights at the Macron Stadium, Premier Suite, in Bolton on Saturday 12th May.

The red-hot 20-year-old middleweight looks to improve to 7-0 on the undercard of the big Sam Sexton-Hughie Fury British Heavyweight Championship showdown, exclusively live on free-to-air Channel 5.

Jeffers is sure to bring big support with him to cheer him on – and no wonder. Every time Jeffers fights, it’s fight of the night.

He’s built a reputation as an aggressive, in-your-face volume puncher – and that’s a reputation his trainer Michael Jennings wants him to lose.

“When he first turned pro, Mark just wanted to get in there and fight,” said Jennings, the former British Welterweight Champion who fought Miguel Cotto for the WBO World title at Madison Square Garden.

“We’ve calmed Mark down a bit since then.

“We’ve got him looking for his openings and picking his shots rather than just rushing in there looking to overwhelm his opponents.”

Jeffers was in a rush to turn professional, making his debut only three months after his 18th birthday.
As an amateur, he won Schools titles in 2011 and 2012 and lost in the final in 2013 when boxing for Chorley ABC.

He has a good following from home village Eccleston – “Everyone knows him there,” says Jennings – and the surrounding areas.

So far, his many supporters have seen Jeffers record six straight points win.

Jennings is convinced a first KO is coming, but added: “There’s no rush.

“Mark has been boxing the sort of opponents who don’t get stopped and we are happy to see him get the rounds under his belt.

“He’s only 20 years old, only had six fights and we’re pleased with his progress.”

Jeffers features on an action packed card headlined by Sexton v Fury for the British Heavyweight Championship; exciting Leeds talent Reece Cartwright defends his IBF Youth World Middleweight Championship (TBC); Galway’s ‘Connemara Kid’ Peter McDonagh competes in a 10-round international super-featherweight contest and female boxing sensation Savannah Marshall, double Olympian and 2012 World Amateur Champion, makes her UK debut in an 8-round middleweight contest, and unbeaten super-featherweight prospect Yusuf Safa.

Completing the card, Morecombe super-lightweight Reece MacMillan, Southport super-lightweight John Dring, Stoke-on-Trent trio super-middleweight Luke Caci, middleweight Nathan Heaney and Shabaz Masoud, Chorley middleweight Mark Jeffers and Manchester super-bantamweight George Brennan.