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Bushey boxer Miles Shinkwin set for professional debut
11:32am Thursday 13th September 2012 in Sport
Miles Shinkwin will make his professional debut on Friday, October 5 in Camden Town.
The 24-year-old light heavyweight has enjoyed an excellent amateur career, which started at the age of 11, and hopes will be high after signing up with Frank Warren.
The Bushey Boxing Club member was crowned national schoolboy champion in 2003 and has twice won the Four Nations gold medal (2003 and 2005).
Shinkwin has also twice been NABC national champion (2003 and 2005). The talented fighter won the gold medal at the 2004 multi nations competition in Finland where he was named the best boxer. Shinkwin also picked up a bronze at the 2004 junior Olympics. Shinkwin captured the junior ABA title in 2005.
Shinkwin's father Danny was a professional boxer – he blasted out future British champion Tony McKenzie inside a round – and uncles Ron and Shaun competed in the sport. His cousin, Liam, is also a professional boxer.
Shinkwin said: "I used to carry the cards in between rounds when my dad boxed. I wasn’t the most glamorous, but apparently I was cute when I was four years old.
"I didn’t have a lot of choice when it came to boxing. I just had to get in there and throw punches."
Shinkwin is also a talented golfer. He plays off a six handicap at The Shire Club in Barnet and they are sponsoring him for his professional debut.
Tickets are available from 07773 352710 and 07985 707504.
In other news, an amateur boxing show will take place on Thursday, September 27 at Bushey Rangers FC in Bournehall Lane. Tickets are £10 and boxing starts at 8pm.