Now Is The Time For Madden

Dempsey Madden is entering a vital period in his boxing career, and he will be looking to start that with a win Saturday night at the Mercure Hotel in Northampton on BCB Promotions ‘Maximum Mayhem’.

The 32-year-old from Daventry will be fighting for the first time since a points win over Dale Arrowsmith last June. A father of two, he was scheduled to box at the same venue back in February, but he was forced to pull out of the event late on.

“It has been a long time away from the ring, and I am really looking forward to getting back in there, said Madden. I had to pull out of the February fight as we sadly lost my father-in-law, and I needed to be there for my family, and they came first. Hopefully this year I can hit that level of consistency where I am boxing frequently without lengthy breaks. If I can stay in the gym and keep up the level of training, I will put in better performances, not having to start from scratch every time.

Like several of the other boxers on the show, Madden trains at Northampton’s Shoe-Box Gym and has done so for the last five years. He has to balance training around his full-time job as a block paver, a role that often sees him working long hours away from home.

“For this fight, my training has gone really well, having been able to be in most days. It’s hard fitting the sessions in around my job, which is also very physical, and working in block paving, you have to be willing to travel. Fortunately, my wife is a personal trainer, so she sorts out all my food, and I do not deviate from what she sets out for me to have. She is a brilliant support for me and our two kids.

Madden made his debut in 2021, picking up three quick wins before a surprise defeat to Dmitri Protkunas in November 2022. The super welterweight bounced back well from the loss, and it didn’t dampen his ambitions in the sport.

“Time is a factor in boxing, and I know that if something is going to happen, it needs to be in this medical year. All my focus is on these twelve months, and my goal is to win an area title. I want to be able to achieve that level, and that will help me with a long-term ambition I have, which is to work with young people, talk about talent, and make the most of opportunities in life. I was lucky to get back into boxing, but I know I could have done a lot more if I hadn’t had a long time away from it.

“This is one last roll of the dice for me, and I am going to give it everything.

Tickets for ‘Maximum Mayhem’ are now priced at £40 standard and £80 VIP from the boxers directly or by emailing

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