And it was also confirmed on Wednesday that Aitchison, who many current paid fighters have tipped to be a success without the vest and headguard
, has inked with VIP Boxing's head honcho Wood and will make his bow in the pro ranks in the new season.
It's all there: the headguard
, the distinctive running style, the courage in defence.
Dickinson has frequented Belfast more times than a Stena Line ferry, having boxed in the city three times following the ditching of the headguard
Manchester City's Brazilian keeper wore a headguard
in training yesterday - similar to the model that still protects Arsenal's Petr Cech (far right).
"I have never fought without a headguard
. No-one told me.
Tenders are invited for Supply Of Wushu Items : Sanshou Plateform 8Mx8M 2 Sets,117 Protective Mat 10Mx2M with thickness 30 cm 4 Sets,Convas Mat Cover of wushu 12Mx12M 4 NosSoft Mat 2Mx1Mx 50 mm thickness 144 Piece,Wushu Boxing gloves(Red & Black)8oz 10 oz 12 oz60 Pairs 60 Pairs40 Pairs,Wushu Boxing Headguard
(Red &black)60 Pair,Wushu Chest Guard(Red)S,M&L)40 Pair
At least when I'm boxing I'm in the zone and have my headguard
I boxed there as an amateur in 2008 but to go out there with smaller gloves and no headguard
, it's a different proposition.
Had he decided to pursue his boxing career as an amateur, he would at least have the protection of a headguard
. Choosing to fight as a professional denies him this.
Bizarrely, Flintoff was the one who sounded more 'punch drunk' even though he's been training without a headguard
for only a short time before making his debut ring appearance last night after we'd gone to press.
"Ismail was fighting at the lightest he's been as a boxer, with smaller gloves and without a headguard
, so it was a big change," said Aston.
A leather headguard
worn by middleweight boxer Randolph Turpin is the latest addition to the collection at the Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum.