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Leo Wilson burst on to the scene just after his dad Jez became Central Area middleweight champion at Sheffield’s Don Valley stadium.
It will be a while until he is out of nappies. But that doesn’t stop him proudly showing off his colours by sporting an SBC baby-grow.
Proud dad Jez said: “His uncle Fewky (gym-mate John Fewkes) bought him the outfit and he looks pretty good in it.He’s the youngest and best looking of all the lads down at the gym. Whether he will be a boxer when he grows up will be up to him. Preferably he’ll be a footballer or the winner of X-Factor!”
Wilson senior hasn’t boxed since beating fellow Sheffielder Liam Cameron in June.
A show in which he was due to box for the British Masters title in Wolverhampton was postponed recently.
“That has happened to me so many times now,” said Wilson. But I am due to be on Glyn Rhodes’s first big show at iceSheffield on November 9 and I am looking forward to that.”
n Rotherham promoter Dave Coldwell hopes to work again with Ricky Hatton’s brother Matthew after a successful show in Manchester last weekend.
Coldwell promoted Matthew, who KO’d Londoner Michael Lomax in the first round. It was Hatton’s first fight since being beaten by Kell Brook in March.
“I’d like to work with Matthew again, we’re talking about that” said Coldwell.
Hatton is scheduled to fight for the IBO welterweight title in South Africa in February.