Callum Blockley is ready to let his hands go after a frustrating period that has seen injury hamper his momentum when he boxes on BCB’s December 1st show in Walsall at the Bescot Stadium.
The former amateur stand out from Leicester beat Connor Parker in the Midlands Final in 2014 before going on to represent England on the international stage in 2015 against Ireland. After winning the CYP three times he had a break from boxing before deciding to head to the paid ranks in 2018.
The popular 27-year-old has built up an impressive ten fight unbeaten record since turning professional. His most recent outing saw him jump up to the ten round distance when he managed to stop Basi Razaq in the final round of a thriller in front of his fans, at the Athena Venue in Leicester in March.
It was a career best win for ‘Blocko’ and should have propelled him into an area title shot with Ben Vaughan but his shoulder had other ideas.
“It was easily my best performance he was very strong, different to the lads I had boxed before but the better the opposition the better I will be, and I showed that on the night. It has been a really frustrating time since then, I was out a couple of months and then my promoter Carl Greaves told me we had a shot at the Midlands title. I know Vaughan well he is a good lad it would have been the ideal next fight for me but I was rushing from work to the gym and when I started training my shoulder just went, I knew straight away it was a bad one and that the opportunity was gone for now.
“I have a very physical job as a ground worker so it’s not like I am sat in an office all day so I keep fit and train around it, these things happen and I am glad I’ve still got a chance to box this year”.
Blockley has plenty of experienced heads around him as well as Greaves he has his head trainer Neil Tomlinson and more recently has worked with former world title challenger Rendall Munroe.
“Training is tough but I’m lucky my work let me have time off when I need it and I have been with Neil a long time, so we have a great relationship. I have worked with Rendall more recently and it’s important to gain this experience ahead of what comes next”.
After boxing exclusively in the East Midlands Blockley is looking forward to something a bit different when he heads across to the West and his fans seem just as excited.
“Tickets have flown out which is great to have that support follow me over and I think they see it like an away day so I know they will enjoy themselves, hopefully I get the win and then get the fight with Vaughan back on for next year. I’m a very realistic person and I have my own goals in the sport I want to win an English title and to do that I need to keep winning and putting in good performances which I will do on the 1st”.
Tickets for the Bescot Stadium show on December 1st are available priced at £40 standard and £75 VIP directly from the boxers or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.