Crowd-pleasing Jeffers makes his mark with pro debut win

Mark Jeffers Chorley boxer
Mark Jeffers Chorley boxer

Jennings’ Gym’s new boxing prodigy Mark Jeffers has won his first professional bout.

The 18-year-old middleweight boxer and two time ABA National Champion beat Scott Hillman 40-36 in four rounds at Robin Park, Wigan on May 28.

Jennings Gym in Coppull

Jennings Gym in Coppull

The Northern Ireland born boxer who lives in Chorley is trained by ex-British, English, and WBU welterweight champion Michael Jennings and his brother Dave at Jennings Gym in Coppull.

After the fight Jeffers said: “I loved it.

“It was brilliant.

“It was a good learning experience.

“I’ve had massive support and I’d like to thank my sponsors.”

Michael added: “What you have got to remember is that Mark has just turned 18.

“He has still got a long way to go.

“But as far as debut’s go he has done what we asked of him.

“He boxed really well, we have got a lot of things to work on when we get back in the gym but as far as debuts go he did well.

“He’s a crowd pleaser we just have to make sure he controls that aggression in the right direction.”

And Dave says their is more to come from the talented youngster.

He said: “He won on points and he had big support from the local area. He boxed absolutely brilliantly considering he is only 18.

“He was ferocious, it was non-stop action and he really is a crowd pleaser. He deserved the win and he has a good future ahead of him.”

And Dave says their is a wealth of talent coming through the gym.He said: “There are a lot of promising young boxers at the gym right now.”