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Jackson Ready For QBL Action

Queensbury Boxing League - Jackson Ready For QBL Action

Coach Darren Jackson is confident his growing stable of talented fighters will make a big impact in the league this year starting on February 3rd at the 2018 season opener.

Jackson, who runs the Bromley Combat Sports club has 4 of his fighters in action in February as season 8 gets under way at the millennium arena in West Sussex, and with the chance to clinch the clubs first title on the bill, Jackson has been locked away in the gym making sure his squad are ready for action.

Talking ahead of the events Jackson said, “ It’s an exciting time for the club with so many of the team competing in the Queensbury Boxing League, and every single one of them is training hard”

Returning on the 3rd after an impressive debut at the 2017 season finale, explosive Super Middleweight Arthur James will look to extend his perfect start when he takes on new league signing James McCormick.

The 29-year-old from Bromley produced a chilling finish on his debut demolishing undefeated rival Mike Burrows in the opening round to get his league career off to the perfect start, and Jackson believes James has all the attributes to be a future star.

“ Arthur is a very strong fighter and he proved in his last fight he’s a big puncher with the way he dealt with his opponent. He’s really improved since joining the club and I can see him winning titles in the competition this season”

Another of Jacksons young stable hoping to claim his first title in the competition on the 3rd will be Super Featherweight Jack Greenaway.

The 24-year-old former amateur stand out will take on current Queensbury regional champion Mace Ruegg in a sizzling showdown, and Jackson believes Greenaway can triumph even though it's his first start in the competition.

“ Jack was an elite amateur boxer winning titles at both schoolboy and senior level. He’s also represented England as well and I’m very confident he’s going to rip the title away from Ruegg, continued Jackson.

“ For me it’s not about producing boxers that all look like carbon copies of each other like some clubs do, I want them all to be individuals and work to their strengths. I train the lads a certain way at the club to make sure we get the best out of them and both Jack and Arthur are looking very sharp."

Also in action in February title hopefuls Billy Jackson and Tom Pedrick will travel with Jackson to London on the 17th for the biggest fights of their careers at the famous Troxy theatre. Jackson has had plenty of experience training his son Billy who at only 18 gets the chance to become one of the competitions youngest champions when he faces old rival Jon Martin.

Jackson, a former national ABA finalist only tasted defeat once in the unpaid ranks but had to settle for a draw on his league debut back in November when he faced Bournemouth’s tricky southpaw stylist Martin in one of the fights of the year. The pair will reacquaint themselves on the 17th when they go toe to toe again for a chance to claim the vacant national title.

Also lining up alongside Jackson on the 17th will be lightweight title contender Tom Pedrick. Pedrick narrowly missed out on winning the regional title back in 2017 against Jordan Anning when a clash of heads early in the fight gave him the worst possible start, but since moving to Jackson's club, Pedrick has bounced back to winning ways and hopes his second shot will prove to be more fruitful.

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