Leighton Buzzard’s Josh Goodwin, the world’s youngest boxing promoter, will make his professional boxing debut on March 5th as part of his sister, Olivia Goodwin’s ‘Crunch Time’ bill.
Josh obtained his professional boxing promoters license two years ago and will now swap his ringside seat for a pair of boxing gloves, as he look to start his professional career with a win against the former British Masters Super-Middleweight champion, James Conroy of Dunstable.
Goodwin has been involved in boxing since his father Steve Goodwin entered the sport five years ago and despite a very short amateur career Josh believes the professional game is suited to his style inside the ring.
“I never really took to the amateur game despite being chosen to represent the Home Counties in Gibralter, which was a fantastic experience. I’ve always had my eyes set on turning pro and testing myself at the highest level possible so I’m really looking forward to March 5th,” Josh Goodwin said.
The 20 year-old is no stranger to the bright lights of the squared circle, and even possesses a seconds license, and was lucky enough to be a part of Tom Dallas’ corner when he took on Charles Martin at Madison Square Garden. After being a part of that experience Goodwin now wants a slice of the limelight himself:
“I’ve been a part of big nights of boxing from both a promoters point of view and as an avid boxing fan, so to be able to step inside the ropes and be the fighter everyone has their eyes on is exactly the sort of challenge I thrive on.
“Who knows how far I will go in the sport and I’m not going to start making any big promises, all I want to do is entertain my fans and get the people of Leighton Buzzard behind me, we’ll see what happens from there,” he continues.
Goodwin is part of a bumper card at the York Hall Bethnal Green which sees Floyd Moore take on Ben Day for the Southern Area Lightweight crown, and a final eliminator for the English Super-Welterweight title between the Ricky Hatton trained Sonny Upton and Rick Godding, plus many more exciting bouts.