By James Bovington
Bramley boxer Jack Toye, 18, was recently successful in winning a Yorkshire superwelterweight title belt, beating Rob Jackson by a second-round stoppage.
The fight was held at McHugh Promotions at TJ’s in Woodhouse, which is run by Leeds boxer Scott McHugh
“I knocked him down in the first round,” said Jack. “And forced him down again in the second so that the referee ended the fight. But he caught me with some good shots that I should have avoided.
“I’ve now won 11 of my 15 semi-professional bouts and I’ve been asked to take part in a major show in December so I’m proud of how my career is going and hungry for as much fighting experience as I can get. It’s just the best thing ever.”
On the basis of his title win Jack has been selected to appear on the fight card at Caged Steel in Doncaster on 3 December.
“It’s a huge show and I’m chuffed to have been approached,” said Jack. “There are fighters from all over the world, some MMA and some boxing so I’m keen on the chance to get my name known further afield than Leeds.”
If Jack’s boxing career continues in the right direction then West Leeds could soon have an internationally known top class boxer. Yet Jack remains firm in his local roots and collects money opportunities arise for local Down’s charity ‘Sunshine and Smiles’.
He added: “The fighting is for me, but it’s also to bring something to Bramley, hopefully something that people enjoy and can feel proud of.”