Debut In Dudley For Callum Latimer

Callum Latimer is the latest off the Shoe-Box gym production line to turn professional, and his debut will come on July 19th on BCB Promotions ‘Summer Showdown’ at the Dudley Town Hall.

The 20-year-old from Corby has been passionate about the sport since he was a small child, and after a steady amateur background, he will be hoping to make a strong start to life in the paid ranks.

“I’m buzzing to get in there; it’s hard to explain how much I’m looking forward to it, said Latimer. There are a few nerves, of course, but I have been training hard for this, and it is all I have ever wanted to do. I told my mom I wanted to box when I was four years old, but she said I had to wait till I was seven before I could start. I remember counting the days down, knowing that on my birthday I would be able to box. I started out at Kettering and then moved on to Burton Park ABC boxing as a teenager. My amateur career was good; I made it to a few semi-finals but couldn’t quite get over the line and make it to the finals of competitions. I think my style is far more suited to the pros than the amateurs.

Boxing in Northampton is in a very strong place, with the Shoe-Box gym leading the way. Last Saturday saw one of the gym’s best, Ben Vaughan, demolish Dom Hunt inside a round in their British Title eliminator, and the feel-good factor has definitely inspired Latimer.

“When I turned sixteen, I started to really take the sport seriously and moved to the Shoe-Box gym in Northampton. I didn’t want to do the normal things people my age did; I wanted to be different from everyone else. My first proper training camp has been great, and I feel like with all the experience in the gym around me, there is always something to learn.

“Being from Corby, it’s a bit of a distance to Dudley for my supporters to come, but I don’t mind where it is as long as I get to make my debut, and I know there will still be people making the journey up to see me, and I appreciate everyone that does.

The show, which is headlined by Ben Collins, is also set to feature an unbeaten trio of prospects: Conor Baker, Jasmin Harmitt, and Jamie Edwards.

Tickets for ‘Summer Showdown’ are available now priced at £40 standard and £80 ringside VIP from the boxers directly or by emailing

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