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Boxer wins easy fight 

 Published on: 10th December 2018   |   By: Amelie Gregory   |   Category: Uncategorized

Bushey born boxer, Miles Shinkwin, wins his fight against Portsmouth boxer, Joel McIntyre, which has led to the boxer retiring. 

The English light-heavyweight title fight was originally scheduled for September, 15, however, the fight was postponed due to Shinkwin suffering a hand injury. 

He said: “I fractured my hand during training in September just before the fight.” 

The boxers settled their rivalry in the ring on December, 1, with the 30-year-old taking the title, making this his 15th win.

The lead up to the fight had McIntyre confess he would walk away from boxing if Shinkwin won the fight. Shinkwin also confessed to retiring if his opponent won the fight. 

He said: “Whoever lost, one of us would have retired.” 

With Shinkwin taking the win, McIntyre’s coach took to Facebook to congratulate the boxer on his boxing journey, earning himself 18 wins. 

He said: “Close decisions loss for @yaakaishere last night. Been some amazing highs and some s*** lows along the way, but what a journey. 

“Enjoy your retirement bro – you’ve earned it!”

Mutual respect between the pair was show after the fight and when opponent, Shinkwin, took to twitter to also congratulate McIntyre. 

He said: “Wishing @yaakamcintyre every success for the future #respect.” 

The clear winner of the fight was demonstrated in the scorecards as they heavily rules in Shinkwin’s favour (99-91, 97-92, and 96-94). 

Shinkwin said: “It was pretty easy, I knew if I stuck to boxing and training it would be an easy fight.” 

Shinkwin has no plans for his boxing career at the moment as he says: “I want to enjoy Christmas, I’ve been training for 17 weeks for this fight, so my plan is to enjoy Christmas.” 

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