Leon McKenzie: Ex-Premier League footballer to fight for national boxing belt

Leon McKenzie
Leon McKenzie's last fight saw him beat Kelvin Young by knockout in just 43 seconds

Former Premier League striker Leon McKenzie is to fight for a national boxing title.

McKenzie, 38, will take on Jahmaine Smyle at York Hall on 12 November for the English super-middleweight championship.

The ex-Norwich and Peterborough man became a professional boxer in 2013 having quit football two years previously.

He has a record of eight wins and one draw from his nine fights.

McKenzie is the son of former British and European champion Clinton and is trained by his uncle, former three-time world champion Duke McKenzie.

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