‘Britain’s worst boxer’ Robin Deakin wins at last

Victorious Robin deakin, middle with his corner team Dave Jennings, left, and Michael Jennings, right SUS-150831-155756002
Victorious Robin deakin, middle with his corner team Dave Jennings, left, and Michael Jennings, right SUS-150831-155756002

Crawley’s Robin Deakin who has been called ‘Britain’s worst boxer’ - won his first fight in nine years on Saturday.

He beat Latvian Deniss Kornilovs over four rounds at York Hall in Bethnal Green, East London

Having won on his debut in 2006, he then went on a staggeringly long losing streak of 51 fights.

Last year he had his boxing licence suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control as a result for health and safety reasons.

Deakin, 29, from Broadfield was stabbed in the neck following a row in a nightclub in May and needed 12 stitches.

The injury delayed his comeback but after moving to Manchester to train with former British champion Michael Jennings, Deakin started his path back towards rebuilding his career.

Deakin holds a Maltese licence as his British one was withdrawn after so many defeats.

He’s gone the distance with some notable fighters including world title challenger Anthony Crolla.

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