Boxer says he will not quit after 51st defeat in row


(The Mirror)-Britain’s worst boxer, “Rockin” Robin Deakin, has vowed to carry on after his points defeat to Pole Damian Lawniczak - despite it being his 51st successive defeat.

His record is so bad he lost his UK boxing licence over fears for his health, previously admitting: “I’ve been a human punch bag.”

And Deaking, who claims to have once had 19 fights in 24 weeks, fought Lawniczak on Saturday evening using a German permit.

However Deakin, who was born with a club foot for which he endured 60 operations and could not walk till he was six, says he will not leave the ring behind.

He tweeted: “Gutted. Got the talent just can’t get out of this rut. The occasion got to me. I won’t quit boxing.”

Indeed, Deakin had hoped that his return to action at the weekend would see him earn back his British boxing licence, saying: "I hope my comeback will make the British Boxing Board of Control give me back my licence so I can carry on living my dream."

Deakin, of Tilbury, Essex was a successful amateur -  he reached the British Youth Championships semi-finals – but then turned professional and has slumped to one of boxing’s worst-ever records, winning his first pro fight in 2006 but losing every one since.

The light welterweight has only ever tasted defeat since then, including 12 knockouts.

Source: The mirror

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