Hereford boxer Lee Jenkins prepares for Wye Police Boxing Club's show on March 16, 2013

HEREFORD boxer Lee Jenkins is preparing for a return to the ring in his home city later this year, writes Chris Plant.

Jenkins will fight for the Hereford Times Cup this March, a trophy he helped the English team win last year against Wales, with victory in his bout.

Currently studying at the University of Brighton and boxing out of an Eastbourne gym, Jenkins is undefeated in three fights, with one knockout.

To further his preparation for the Wye Police Boxing Club show, Jenkins has entered two university competitions.

He will represent Brighton on February 2 and 3 at Essex University, then move on to Coventry on February 9 and 10, in a twoweek competition.

Jenkins said: “The fights are set to go ahead at Hereford and I’m looking forward to it, and to winning again.

“Training is going well and I’m looking to win both competitions coming up.

I’m a determined guy and I don’t go into anything lightheartedly.”

After overcoming personal problems, Jenkins attributes his focused attitude to his new-found faith in Christianity.

He said: “We all have our ups and downs, but Jesus pulled me out of it.

“Jesus found me a couple of years ago. When you are called, you realise he was there all along, you just didn’t know.

“He gave me more direction than ever, Jesus gave me direction.”

The Hereford Times Cup will take place at Hereford Sixth Form College on March 16.

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5:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

bobby47 says...

Well, young Lee doesn't scare me and if he turns up on my doorstep looking to go thee rounds he'll not find me hiding in the broom cupboard searching for the courage to defend myself.
Before he comes tapping on my door intent upon knocking my gum shield out he should know that I've drawn one, lost two and chickened out of twenty five fights.
I've done nothing to this young up and coming pugilist and I resent the fact that he seems intent on seeking me out and making me kiss the bloody canvas.
It's getting to the stage where you can't become a Poster without some fighter wanting to smack you in the gob. Well I ain't putting up with it.
If Lee comes round here Im calling the Constable!
Well, young Lee doesn't scare me and if he turns up on my doorstep looking to go thee rounds he'll not find me hiding in the broom cupboard searching for the courage to defend myself. Before he comes tapping on my door intent upon knocking my gum shield out he should know that I've drawn one, lost two and chickened out of twenty five fights. I've done nothing to this young up and coming pugilist and I resent the fact that he seems intent on seeking me out and making me kiss the bloody canvas. It's getting to the stage where you can't become a Poster without some fighter wanting to smack you in the gob. Well I ain't putting up with it. If Lee comes round here Im calling the Constable! bobby47
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7:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

littlewhitebull says...

I heard that Bobby was a very colourful boxer - always black and blue.
What about a bout between Lee and Bobby's granny? Could be a quite a contest, judging from Bobby's vivid descriptions of his gran.
I heard that Bobby was a very colourful boxer - always black and blue. What about a bout between Lee and Bobby's granny? Could be a quite a contest, judging from Bobby's vivid descriptions of his gran. littlewhitebull
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