Fitness | Training | Nov 11 2015

When I wrestled future world title contender Jimmy Kelly

We first met Kelly in 2011. It was a painful experience, John Dennen recalls
Jimmy Kelly
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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.

 

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