Hemel Hempstead’s Mickey Diggin is raring to go for his professional boxing debut at London’s famous York Hall venue in Bethnal Green on July 4 – with his camp labelling the event Mickey’s Independence Day.
Diggin previously boxed as an amateur for Hemel Hempstead ABC, racking up 19 contests between 2008 and 2013.
After impressing on the amateur circuit, Diggin decided to turn professional in 2014 and is managed by Steve Goodwin and trained by Andy Smith – who is also from Hemel Hempstead.
Diggin has dedicated his pro fight debut to his unwell nan Hannie Mae, who lives in Ireland, and also to the memory of his grandad, Black Mike.
Speaking to www.britishboxingnews.co.uk, Diggin said: “I want to be the best and I’d like to show with hard work you can make it to the top – you don’t just need to be an Olympian, although it does help.
“My early ambitions are to win an Irish title for my late granddad, Black Mike and my lovely grandmother who isn’t very well, Hannie Mae. I promise I will bring that title back to Ballyduff, Kerry in Ireland!”
Anyone wishing to go to York Hall for what looks set to be a fantastic night of boxing can contact Diggin on 07463951661. Tickets are £35 and there is also a coach leaving from Hemel on the night.