From: N Ireland
At just 22 years old, Manchester’s very own Mark Jeffers (11-0-0) will enter the tournament full of confidence and as one of the favourites following his recent Central Area super-middle weight title win. The fight saw him stop Bolton’s ‘Big’ Ben Thomas in the fourth round at the bout in Wythenshawe in January.
Since turning pro in 2016 his professional career has continued to go from strength to strength. With 11 wins from his 11 fights, there is no doubt that the unbeaten Jeffers will be going into the tournament as one of the favourites on the night.
Despite Mark being one of the youngest fighters on the card, comparisons are already being made to Ricky ‘the Hitman’ Hatton. He’ll be one to watch and many are already tipping him to go to the very top in the sport.
He says that fans can expect to see his ‘speed, power and good defence’. He will be confident of his chances of maintaining his unbeaten record, especially with the home fans behind him.
Mark first started boxing at the age of 10, but only as a way of getting fit for football. It wasn’t until he won the English Championship at 12 years old that he decided to fully dedicate himself to boxing.
He now trains out of Jennings Gym and still lives at home with his Mum and Dad in Chorley. In addition to boxing he is also a keen cricketer.
“I want to say thank you very much to all everyone has supported me along the way including my family and sponsors. I have such a big support network from my hometown and I really appreciate how they come and support me in every fight that I do, and I cannot wait to see them all in Manchester.”