Robin 'Rockin' Deakin is looking to get his career back on track after 17 months away from the ring. The 29-year-old has been labelled 'Britain's worst boxer' and will be hoping in his 53rd fight that he can register his second career victory this Saturday at the York Hall in London.
The Crawley fighter started his career in 2006 registering a debut win. But, since then, the Lightweight boxer has lost all his fights, with Deakin admitting to not preparing properly and taking short notice fights.
In 2007 'Rockin' fought three times but the following year entered the ring 13 times. The next two years saw the youngster in 10 contests and in 2011 Deakin competed in 16 bouts. Since then he has fought nine times and had his boxing license suspended for safety purposes in order to protect him from taking further punishment.
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'Rockin' fighting under German License
The Englishman expressed his desire to carry on boxing but his latest appeal (this year) was rejected despite Deakin claiming he would stop taking last minute fights and prepare professionally.
An accepted German boxing license has allowed Deakin to continue fighting and this Saturday he squares off against Deniss Kornilovs. The passion still appears to be there for Robin Deakin, despite his record, he can say that he has been shared the ring with a number of elite British boxers in Anthony Crolla, Steven Smith, Patrick Hyland and Lewis Pettitt.
Out to prove something
A lengthy time away from the ring to reflect on his career may have been the right tonic as there has been no short notice call up this time and preparations should have gone well. World titles and headlining huge venues will not likely ever be in the picture for Robin Deakin but his heart, passion and determination will all be on display this weekend as he looks to prove to all of Britain wrong.
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