18 year old Josh Goodwin takes the first step into the promotional world of boxing when he sets history and becomes the youngest boxing promoter ever in the world to stage an event.
Josh is following in the footsteps of father Steve and sister Olivia who are also UK promoters.
“This is something I have wanted to do since I was 15” said Josh “ I currently box myself as an amateur for Luton Academy but I see my future as a full time promoter. My father has really expanded but manages now over 30 boxers so his vision is to move more into the management side and I will be the promoter.”
Josh is well respected even at the age of 18 and is regularly helping to match the Goodwin Promotions shows run by his father.
Whilst building his boxing career Josh is currently studying for the financial services exams which he plans will lead him to a masters degree.
Steve said “I am really proud of Josh. He really knows his stuff and will not only make a great success as a promoter he will be one of the worlds top matchmakers in years to come. His knowledge and assessments are way beyond his years”.
Josh stages a bumper first show with no less than 18 fights on the card.
A mouth watering event with over 15 fights scheduled and a fantastic top of the bill where “Saint” George Jupp goes for his first title.
As well as standard and ringside tickets there are limited VIP packages available at £100 which includes guaranteed front two rows seating and a free bar for 2 1/2 hours from 5pm to 7.30 pm.
Topping the bill is the exciting “Saint” George Jupp from Kent. George is known to tv fans following his exciting appearance in Prizefighter and steps up for his first title shot when he competes for the International Masters Super-Featherweight title. George takes on the toughest fight of his career when he faces the highly regarded Gia Atenov from Georgia. Atenov has only lost 1 from 11 fights and is coming to the UK to beat George and is searching for a European title shot in the next 18 months. What a fight this will be.
The undercard will bring some massive excitement.
Southern Area Super-Featherweight Champion Michael Devine makes his first appearence since moving up to lightweight and takes part in an International 6 round contest. Michael takes on another Georgian Tornike Tortladze. Tortladze will be Michaels toughes test in his career so far. Michael who won the southern Area Super-Featherweight title is looking for a crack at the Lightweight version in the Summer so cannot afford a slip up.
Everyone is looking forward to the first appearance in 2014 of one of the countries most exciting heavyweight prospects. London’s AJ Carter is undefeated in 5 fights (3 by ko) and will be taking part in an International heavyweight contest.
Daley Ojuederie will be having his first contest since appearing in the tv show Big Brother. Daley takes part in a 4 round Light-Heavyweight contest. Daley takes on “The Entertainer” Jody Meikle from Scunthorpe. This will be a very entertaining fight!
The show is filled with some of the best prospects London has to offer.
“The Sensation” Ben Hall makes his eagerly anticipated debut. Formally an England International in the unpaid ranks, Ben is sure to make into a future Champion so will be great to see him at the start. Ben takes on Jason McArdle who has won 1 from 2. This promises to be a branstormer as McArdle is coming to win.
Cruiserweight “The General” Aji Sharif made a successful pro debut at the end of 2013 and is looking forward to carry forward his momentum in his first International contest. Aji takes on Slovakian Mario Lakatos who has won 3 from 5 fights.
Light-Welterweight Brett Beadon is one of the most exciting prospects to come out of Alan Smith’s stable and is heading towards British champion at the very least. Brett has his third paid contest on this show.
“The Genie” Justin Menzie re-appears at Light-Middleweight after his exciting debut at the end of 2013. Dont blink when Justin is boxing! Justin takes on Liam Griffiths from Sussex.
“Showstar” Sohail Ahmad is 2 from 2 and has a 4 round light-welterweight contest. Sohail takes on Liam ellis from Wales.
Frankie Monkhouse has his first 6 round contest with an International bout.
The Comeback kid is Chas Symonds. Chas is the former Southern Area Champion and is coming back at the age of 31 for one final crack at aiming for the big time. Chas takes on the ultra tough William Warburton from Lancashire.
Kevin Greenwood always brings excitement and he has a 4 round contest at Super-Middleweight against the undefeated Curtis Gargano.
Craig Hardy is another exciting prospect. His debut resulted in an action packed draw which had everyone on the edge of their seats. He will excite again in his 2ndpro fight. Craig takes on Harvey Helmsley from Devon.
All action Light-Heavyweight Remel Scott is back in action in a 4 round contest. Remel will be having his 2nd pro fight on this show.
Former professional footballer Leon McKenzie excites fans everywhere. Leon is undefeated in 3 bouts and has his fourth contest tonight.
The card is completed by Hemel Hempstead’s Kingsley Walker who makes his debut over 4 rounds at Light-Welterweight.
Tickets are available by calling 01525 851150