Leon Mckenzie beat Scott Douglas in spectacular fashion on December 13th at York Hall to secure his first title shot.
Mckenzie fought Douglas in what was his first competitive fight under Goodwin Promotions.
After a gruelling six-rounder McKenzie won on points claiming 60-54 and said he is now ready for his first title shot.
"It was amazing to step back in the ring after being out for a few months," he said.
"Douglas was a great opponent and to win my first fight under Goodwin Promotions was immense."
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He added: "The support was amazing,all my friends and family that took the time out to watch me was over whelming. Also a massive thank you to all my sponsors including PML Sports who had sponsored me for the first time."
McKenzie is now focusing all his attention to his title fight which will take place at York Hall on Saturday 14th March 2015.
"I am really looking forward to the title fight in March.Its going to be big and I am 100 percent ready for it."
Mckenzie made his boxing debut on the 29th June 2013 against John Mason at York Hall. He has since gone on to achieve five wins (two knock outs and three decisions).
Following in the steps of his uncle Duke Mckenzie and father Clinton Mckenzie, Leon retired as a Premier League footballer and embarked on a new career in boxing.
With all that he has achieved so far, Leon has made a name for himself in the boxing scene and will look to continue his impressive record when he battles for the international masters super-middleweight title.