Former WBO super-featherweight champion to return to boxing


Former WBO Intercontinental, WBO European, IBO International, International Masters & English Champion Ben ‘Duracell’ Jones is return to boxing!

Jones who called time on his career in 2018 after his last fight against Reece Bellotti at the O2 Arena. Ben will be returning to the beloved sport as early as 2022. This time round it’ll be slightly different! He’ll be returning as a professional boxing coach rather than a fighter.

With a career that lasted over ten years with 22 wins and 10 KO’s which earned him a top four WBO ranking in the world, we spoke to Ben about his return to boxing.

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Description automatically generated“After three years completely disconnecting myself from boxing to take some time out for myself but also due to the global pandemic, I started training amateurs down the newly founded Britania boxing club in Gatwick. My life has always been boxing since a very young age so after three years out I was always going to get back into it. I could never walk away from boxing completely!” Said Ben.

Ben will get his first proper taste of being a professional coach on the 21st  of January 2022 when he takes newly turned Scottish professional boxer and British Soldier Alfie Mcarthur into his first fight against Gary McGuire on the Burns Supper show in Glasgow at the Crowne Plaza. Alfie who turned professional a year and a half ago will finally get his long-awaited debut after the pandemic delayed it. Alfie originally from Paisley in Scotland has served in the Queens guard for over 10 years and will now finally get the chance to lace up his gloves and show the nation he has what it takes to compete in the ring at a professional level.

“I first ever met Ben at a charity walk we were both involved in. After sitting down with Ben, I feel like we already have a great understanding of one another and where we both want to be in boxing and where my career will go. It’s crazy because people are always asking me how you make it work you live in Scotland and Ben lives in South London? It’s not always easy but we spend a lot of time together training and we speak daily on the phone! But I feel like if I want to achieve what I want too in my career, I’ve got to be around the best and that is what Ben is! His career and what he achieved speaks volumes.”  Said Alfie when asked on how things are going in training and how the relationship was formed with the now professional trainer Ben ‘Duracell’ Jones.

Away from the fight in January this will be the next chapter in boxing for Ben and he will also be searching and looking for some serious talent too add to his stable as his search for the next world champion has well and truly begun!


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