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Leon McKenzie relishing next fight

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Boxer and former Norwich City striker Leon McKenzie is looking forward to fighting in Norwich, in only his second professional bout. 

The Super Middleweight fighter kicked-off his professional career by stopping John Mason in June earlier this year, and the man from Croydon will fight at the Epic Centre on Saturday against an opponent who is yet to be named. 

McKenzie has been trained by Uncle and former champion at three different weights, Duke McKenzie. 

The former Norwich centre-forward only retired at the end of last season in order to follow his dream of becoming a professional Boxer, but according to the BBC Website, he hopes his connection with the Carrow Road fans will attract them to the event on Saturday. 

The fight card will also see welterweight and British Masters Champion Nathan Dale take on Liverpudlian ,Tommy Carus.

Dale lives in Norwich and McKenzie hopes he will attract the locals come Saturday evening.

"Nathan Dale's a good kid and it's a pleasure for me to be on the same bill as guys like that," said McKenzie. 

It's rare in this day-and-age to see a professional footballer move into professional boxing, but it seems this was always a natural progression for the 35-year-old. 

"It's in my blood. I'm pretty good at it. Come September 14 I'll be looking for my second win," he added. 

 

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