Ben Wants To Keep Busy

Ben Vaughan wants to keep busy as he gets on a similar track to the one that landed him a host of honours at amateur level.

He goes again when BCB Promotions stage their next show at the Park Inn Hotel, in Northampton town centre (Silver Street), when fight night arrives on Friday September 9.

Vaughan undertook 69 amateur bouts, emerging victorious on 54 occasions, with all but one contest representing Kings Heath Boxing Club.

He became a four-time national champion, going all of the way in the England Schools, Juniors (twice) and Youth tournaments.

His last competition fight came in the 2020 England Elite event, where he won by first round stoppage, but the pandemic curtailed any further progress.

The 23-year-old super lightweight initially became involved in combat sports through Kung Fu, before taking up boxing at the age of 11.

He turned pro in October of last year, outpointing Ezequiel Gregores before repeating the trick against Naeem Ali in April. Both were by virtue of a 40-36 scoreline.

Vaughan dropped Carl Turney in his last outing, but had to settle for another points success, through a 40-35 scoreline, taking him to 3-0.

He said: “It feels like I’ve just gone from one training camp to the next one. I had a week off, after my last fight, and then I was straight back into the gym.

“It’s just been about maintaining fitness and sharpening up, along with getting as much sparring in as I can. I’m planning everything that I want to do.

“I’m always in the gym, but that may change when I step up and put myself through the eight to 10-week camps, where you need a good rest afterwards.

“I’m in the early stages of my pro career, so I’m still learning, but I’m already looking at the level above me, because I’ll fight anyone.

“I was pleased to get my first knockdown, in my last one, but it caused me to make some mistakes, in going out looking to finish him, when I should have stuck to the game-plan.

“He was a tough opponent, who was game and came to have a go. We were both throwing punches, which made it easier for me to see the gaps.

“I feinted a one-two, in the second round, threw a left hand and he went down. There were only a few seconds to the end of the round, so I knew that it wasn’t going to end there.

“I went after him, in the third, and started taking risks that I shouldn’t have. I got a telling off, when I got back to the corner, for wasting a round.

“I corrected that in the fourth, so it was a good learning fight for me and, ultimately, a comfortable win, but I’d still love to get a stoppage!

“When I turned pro, I had the ambition of becoming a world champion and that hasn’t changed. When my first opportunity comes along, I will treat that like a world title shot.”

Tickets for the Park Inn bill are available, priced at £40 for unreserved seating or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, directly from the boxers or by visiting

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