Cleckheaton bareknuckle boxer Alex Wilson keen to take chance on BKB stage

CLECKHEATON bareknuckle boxer Alex Wilson is keen to take hold of the “massive opportunity” afforded to him after signing up to fight at BKB shows in London.

By Ben McKenna
Friday, 17th July 2020, 2:57 pm
Updated Friday, 17th July 2020, 2:58 pm
Bareknuckle boxer Alex Wilson.
Bareknuckle boxer Alex Wilson.

BKB events are regularly a sell out and are held at the Indigo at London’s O2 Arena.

The 24-year-old has won his first four fights, which have all been staged in Yorkshire, by stoppage and is now eager to prove himself.

“People think I’ve beaten four muppets – and now I’m going to fight for BKB and prove myself,” he said.

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“This is a massive opportunity and it’s up to me to prove I can do it. I’m not flashy, I’m not a showman, I just love to fight and what better stage to fight on?

“I’ve been asked to fight on BKB shows before and said no but now I’m ready.”

Wilson was told by doctors he would not be able to fight again after breaking his leg in a fight a few years ago.

“I took a fight at the last minute, because I was told it would be easy. It wasn’t,” he said.

“He hit me with a right hand and as I fell, my leg snapped.

“I wasn’t mobile for four months and doctors said I wouldn’t fight again.”

But he was determined to compete again, adding: “I started going to the gym on crutches, working on my upper body, and then started working with a boxing coach.”