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Miles Shinkwin to defend English light-heavyweight title

 Published on: 11th January 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

Bushey-born boxer Miles Shinkwin is to defend his Light-Heavyweight title next month. 

Shinkwin, 30, has agreed to a voluntary defence against 28-year-old Clapham boxer Kirk Garvey at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Saturday, March 2. 

He won the title with a unanimous points decision over old rival Joel McIntyre last December at the same East End venue. 

The six-foot-tall boxer enters into his maiden title defence against the taller Garvey, who lost his last fight to unbeaten Andre Sterling for the vacant Southern Area light-heavyweight title last November.

Miles spoke out about his frustration on Twitter because of the lack of boxers wanting to fight.

He tweeted: “I see fighters calling others out all the time, I’ve repeatedly stated my desire to fight Hosea Burton again, to avenge my first loss. I don’t see anyone wanting to fight me or calling my name, I’ve got a belt now too, I thought people would be queuing up!”

Garvey quickly responded saying “I’ll fight ya Miles.”

Both team promoters we quick to get the bout lined up. 

Speaking to MyBusheyNews Miles said: “I feel good – it’s nice to have some momentum as I knew we had a fight sorted for the New Year. I know Kirk really well. We’ve sparred before and there are no hard feelings on my part. It’s just a fight. He’s just in the way of my progression.” 

The winner to of the bout will defend against Dec Spelman next.

Picture courtesy of Kevin Campion

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