Boxing: Robbie Chapman handed date for professional debut

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA)

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA) - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

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Hampstead middleweight Robbie Chapman will make his debut in the professional ranks later this month.

The 24-year-old will make his bow on a Goodwin promotion at the iconic York Hall on May 19.

Chapman enjoyed a solid amateur career, which began at the St Pancras club in Kentish Town, before moving to IQ Neasden.

Known as ‘The Caretaker’, Chapman’s nickname stems from his job as a caretaker at Regent High School in Kings Cross.

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The middleweight will hope he can take care of business as he steps into the ring against Liam Griffiths this month.

Griffiths’ record makes for interesting reading, with the 31-year-old having amassed five wins, 77 losses and one draw since turning pro in 2011.

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Trained by Xavier Miller at the IQ Neasden club, Chapman will hope to avoid becoming Griffiths’ sixth victim as he looks for a winning start to life in the paid ranks as a pro.

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