IN 2011 Jimmy Kelly Jnr was just a 17-year-old amateur boxer. Now he’s challenging Liam Smith for a world title. As well as boxing Kelly was also trained in a particularly brutal form of wrestling. Here’s what happened when we visited his gym:
“IT’S going to hurt.”
It did not gladden my heart to hear this. But I can’t say I was surprised. Whilst arranging our ‘catch’ wrestling gym trial, I was assured, suspiciously often, that they weren’t going to hurt me. But once our boots were on the ground in Stockport, reality began to dawn.