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Bickley boxer aiming to be London champion
4:46pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 in News
A BICKLEY boxer is hoping to take a big step to joining the professional ranks by becoming the best London fighter this Sunday (21).
Twenty-three-year-old Charlie “Chopper” Wynn, of Parkside Avenue only took up the sport four years ago but with only two losses in 11 fights he has got a bright future after becoming the south-east London champion last Sunday.
This Saturday (20) Wynn will go toe to toe with current south-west London title holder in the semi-finals of the Amateur Boxing Association Senior Novices London Finals at Grove Park.
A win will put him through to Sunday’s final against the winner of the north London fight.
The welterweight boxer said: “I am self-confident without blowing my own trumpet.
“I started boxing at 19 which is very late to be fair but I have always been a bit street wise without being a thug and I have good trainers around me too.”
Despite entering the finals twice in the last two years Wynn failed to appear at the main event due to a mixture of injury and bad luck.
In 2010, the former Ravens Wood pupil got stuck in traffic and missed the important competition weigh-in by ten minutes.
And last year a broken septum bone in his nose six weeks put the young pugilist out of the event.
He said: “After three years I will be firing on all cylinders come Saturday.
“I will have my family there and numerous amounts of friends too.
Father Ian Wynn, 43, also of Parkside Avenue, says he really enjoys seeing his son in the ring.
He said: “I am just excited I suppose, I feel proud and I feel geed up for it just as much as he is.
“I am hoping he will go all the way but you never know which boxers he will go up against as the competition progresses.”
The ABA Senior Novices London Finals will take place at Grove Park TA Centre on Baring Road from 1pm on Saturday October 20.
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