A young boxer is set to take on his second professional opponent in his next bout off the back of his first professional win.

Jadon Prior from Locks Heath will tackle his opponent - who is yet to be confirmed - at Hamble Sports Complex on Saturday, April 27.

The lightweight fighter beat opponent Ricky 'Slik Rik' Leach at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth back in October 2023.

The 20-year-old trains at Southampton’s ABC Gym every day during the week under his manager Gary White.

Boxing for more than 10 years, Prior has competed in more than 50 amateur bouts which saw him reach national finals, eventually gaining three southern amateur boxing county titles.

The boxing professional said: “If you work hard in boxing, you get the results. All I need to do to be successful is turn up, put in the blood sweat and tears and the results will follow.

“So far, the highlight of my boxing career is my professional debut - it was surreal moment.

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“I got the clear win in my professional debut and gained much valuable experience, mainly with smaller glove size.

“I’m looking forward to bigger, better nights ahead. I have a great network of followers which will only grow especially if I can get some knockouts.”

Former Brookfield community school student, Jadon has always lived in Locks Heath and attended an England Boxing academy in Brighton for his college education.

He also fondly recalled a memory of meeting one of his idols Floyd Mayweather when he was still an amateur boxer.

Jadon added: “My family has been a great support throughout my whole career, especially my dad Paul Prior who’s travelled with me around the country and to Denmark, taking me to training every day for ten years.

“I couldn’t thank them enough. I wouldn’t be where I am without that support and guidance. My dad brought two of my older brothers up with boxing.”