He was a world kickboxing champion aged nine before making the change of codes to the noble art of pugilism. Floyd Mayweather Snr. once called him one of the most gifted British fighters he had seen!
Usually boxing at super-bantamweight, he has decided to take this opportunity to enter Prizefighter at featherweight after getting the call two and half weeks prior to the London showcase. The tournament also features Choi Tseveenpurev, Ian Bailey, Barrington Brown, Lee Jennings, Lee Glover, Troy James and George Jupp, all fighters the Mancunian contender believes he will beat, whoever he draws.
I think it’s now time to show my skills and bring something new to British Boxing” – Rhys Roberts
By Chris Maylett