Andrews To Silence The Doubters

Highly touted Ben Andrews has gotten off to an impressive start to life in the paid ranks boxing and winning twice on televised shows on the road. On May 18th, he gets to fight much closer to home on BCB Promotions ‘Clash on the Coast’ at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay.

“It’s going to be great.” I am really excited about being able to box at home, said Andrews. When I was an amateur, we would have two home shows a year, and the rest of the time I would be travelling. My first two fights as a professional were in Edinburgh and Brighton on the undercard of big events, so to be able to headline in Torquay is something I can’t wait to do. Tickets have gone really well, and I think the crowd will be really up for it.”.

The 24-year-old from Torbay was an excellent amateur, winning the Tri Nations and also the National Amateur Championship in 2022. Andrews made his professional debut last March on the undercard of Lee McGregor’s IBO World Title shot on Channel 5, beating Darryl Sharp on points. The light heavyweight followed that up with another points win over Patryk Polasik in November.

“In the elite level of the amateur game, I was often going in as the underdog, boxing guys who might have had double or triple the number of fights as me. These learning fights as a pro are not like that; some of these guys don’t engage anywhere near as much as the top amateurs, but Polasik was up for a fight.

“I’ve learned a lot from the experience of being part of televised shows and adapting to the big venues and fight week commitments. There were a lot of nerves, but I boxed well and was happy with my performance.

Andrews trains under the instruction of coach and former professional boxer Gareth Hogg, and the two have been working hard while they awaited a date for fight number three. This fight will be the pairs first time that they step up to the six round distance.

“Training camp has been long; it feels like I have been in it for twenty plus weeks, waiting and working my ass off. Stepping up to six rounds means I have been increasing the intensity of the sessions. It is hard work, but we do have a laugh as well, and we work with people I trust. I know there are question marks about me, but I enjoy it; the doubt puts a fire in my stomach.

Tickets for Clash on the Coast are now available, priced at £40 standard and £80 VIP, from the boxers directly or by emailing

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