Mark Dickinson | Knuckle Up with Mike Orr | Talkin Fight
EPISODE: Episode 29
Today Mike profiles Mark Dickinson, a British amateur boxer who is affiliated with Birtley ABC. In 2017 he won gold medals at the European Youth Championships and Commonwealth Youth Games. In May 2019, Dickinson was selected to compete at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus.
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Hello boxing fans, thanks for joining us once again here on talk and fight for another episode of knuckle up, featuring mike orr at four and cedric ben who’s.
In the end with us today, we’re talking about mark dickinson, if i’m not mistaken, what are you going for? Yes, we are talking about mark dickinson, guys, former amateur sensation, uh signed, signed with mtk global at the beginning of last year, uh signed with pro bellum just before his pro debut uh, now he’s improved to 2-0 in his uh in the paid ranks uh.
This kid is 22 years old.
Man, 6-2 from the united kingdom, he’s ranked 410 out of 1279 in the world and 25 out of 50 in the united kingdom uh honestly pro debut, we didn’t get to see too much of what he is uh.
What he’s about honestly? Because it ended so fast uh time was 36 seconds in the first round um and his opponent was tko’d by a left hook to the body and uh.
That’S how we uh were introduced by dickinson in the pro ranks here.
Uh second boat was back uh december december 18th.
I don’t know if you guys remember seeing it uh it was.
It was a great event, unanimous well pretty much.
He ran it.
He took it all the way, all six rounds.
Uh he tried to get the guy out of there.
He moved up to 175 for this fight, guys uh just to get some.
You know get some time in the ring, get some pad work in and uh.
You know he’s he’s got these his career, his career and his amateur career.
He feels that he was more built for the pro ranks.
Uh he’s got a great left hook.
Man and uh he’s got great power in his hands.
Uh had trouble had trouble finding people.
You know in the amateur rings uh amateur race to get in with them man, because you know i was watching uh.
Looking looking at some of his highlights, he does have a very good left hook.
He knows how to set it up, not just the left hook.
Just in uh and throwing it but he’s very good at setting up with his long straight punches, because he prefers um from my little bit of research that i’ve done on from his highlights, and that and the few fights that i watched well, two fights um.
He prefers to to keep you on the outside.
It’S weird because he prefers you could tell he prefers to keep you on the outside, but the the punch that lands like the most significant on his opponents is his left hook, which means you have to be a little bit closer to the person to land that So, which means he has very good at judging his distance being in and out because for long straight puns you have to be at a different distance, hooks and uppercuts.
You have to be a lot closer um, so you know he has a an educated uh, an educated concept of his distance of his boxing distance, so uh yeah man all of his career.
Definitely you know he um.
To be honest, the kid like his his amateur career, he he’s stand out.
You know what i mean uh.
He was he’s affiliated with berklee abc in 2017.
He won gold medals at the european, u championships and the commonwealth youth games in 2019.
He was selected to compete at the 2019 european games in belarus.
He also competed at the 2019 world championships in russia, where he lost unanimous decision uh in the first round.
But that being said, you can’t win them all.
Uh his his style is more geared for the paid ranks uh.
You know he wants to follow in the footsteps of his uncles, who you know uh were boxers and uh.
You know he’s got he’s, got a good trainers fan behind him, so he definitely definitely has the ability to uh.
You know, stir some things up in this division for sure uh.
You know what class is he uh? He is yeah, he bought he.
He fought at 175, his last fight, but he’s truly a 165 or so a super middle he’s.
True yeah he’s truly a suit.
You know, but he’s he’s he’s no he’s no slouch he’s not afraid to get in there and bang it out man if he has to move up in a weight class, then he’ll move up in that weight, class and – and you know, bring it bring it to His opponent, man he’s uh.
You know this kid he’s numerous times been on the gb squad, represented team, gb and uh.
You know what i’m glad to see this guy.
Finally, get that deal and uh you know signed on with mtk global management uh.
You know pro bellum is a promotional company.
These are things that we you know.
We expect uh for people that deserve it like this kid man, this kid deserves to be in the paid ranks.
We deserve to be seeing this kid more often, and you know what now that he signed with pro bellum.
His whole plan was to be 2-0 by the end of last year, which he accomplished, and now, with the new year he’s looking to make.
You know, make his name and solidify himself in the 165 division, and you know be a force to be reckoned with.
Was he on the team? Was he on the team that went to the olympics for team gb the last olympics? No, no! No! No! No! I don’t believe so um.
One of these kids he’s not won a major international medal.
He was too young to box at the senior commonwealth games, he didn’t appear in the world series of boxing and he was not selective for the olympic qualifying event, but at just 21 years old his potential is huge.
Yeah he’s only 21.
So you know a lot of people.
Now sorry, 22.
Now, but yes, at 20.
, yeah still still young in his career, still has time to develop skills and and develop some man strength.
So um yeah man we’ll see we’ll watch his career, develop.
Oh yeah like as as the amateur he won the aba championships.
You know uh and is the reigning england, boss, boxing national elite titleist.
You know he won eight nationals, one of them being a senior uh.
You know european bronze, medalist uh.
He won the uh herring.
Haringey box cup and uh, you know the under 18 commonwealth games and a couple months after that he won the 18 european championships.
So you know this kid he’s no slouch to uh to pressure.
You know what i mean he’s he he performs he performs under pressure.
Man uh, you can see that you can see that when he’s in uh, you know in the two fights that he’s had so far in in the pro ranks uh his last one his last fight.
He was really trying to get the guy out of there in the first two rounds, but then he realized that you know um.
The guy could take the punches man he could.
He could take the shots, the bigger guy and uh.
He really had to start boxing.
So we really got to see a bit of his skill set that way, uh, because you know he wasn’t just in there blasting the guy out 30 seconds into the fight, and that was it pro debut.
It went off with a hitch.
His second fight he’s, looking really good he’s, got the right management team behind him.
He’S got the right trainers.
He’S got the right promotional company recipe for success, so guys we’re gon na see this kid man.
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Yes, definitely definitely we will be reaching out to you mark mark my words.
You will be hearing from us we’re going to try to get you in here, because definitely we want to talk to you and you know our fans want to talk to you as well.
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