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Going pro! New challenge for ‘Caretaker’

‘I feel like the time for me to turn professional is now,’ says 23-year-old middleweight after winning eight of his last 10 bouts

14 December, 2017 — By Charlie Corbett

Robbie “The Camden Caretaker” Chapman

ROBBIE “The Camden Caretaker” Chapman has revealed he is ready to hit the professional scene following a successful stint in the amateur ranks.

The 23-year-old boxer, who works as a caretaker at Regent High School in Somers Town, says he feels that the time is right for him to apply for a pro licence having won eight of his last 10 bouts.

“I feel like the time for me to turn professional is now,” said the middleweight, who lives in Chalk Farm.

“Hopefully my first pro fight will take place in early 2018.

“Being a professional boxer is tough because I will need to train three times a day so I can become a better fighter. I will need to sell tickets to my fights, effectively promote myself, while having no real money coming in, so I need to try and secure sponsorship.

“But under my coach, Xavia Miller, I’m confident I can do well.”

Robbie will leave the amateur scene on a high, having bounced back from losing a Southern Area title fight against Obi Egbunike to record back-to-back wins. His last defeat is one that he says he is determined to learn from.

“On the title shot, I was obviously very disappointed,” he said. “I have to make sure that I use that disappointment for future fights, which I have done.

“I was straight back in the gym training to make sure that I would bounce back, and I did against Adrian Lionel and Emmanuel Bautista.”

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