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Billy ‘The Kid’ Back in the Saddle at Sheffield’s FightZone Arena

Sheffield, April 6th—Resilience and the ability to bounce back are critical in the competitive world of boxing. Billy 'The Kid' Pickles, a familiar name in the boxing circuit, will demonstrate these qualities at Sheffield's FightZone Arena on April 6th. This event marks a significant return for Pickles, who has faced some challenges in his career, particularly after his defeat to Lucas Ballingall last year.
Billy Pickles Sheffield

Billy Pickles Sheffield Arena

Pickles, originally unbeaten, faced a tough match for the English Super Lightweight belt in July 2023. In an intense bout, Portsmouth’s Lucas Ballingall defeated him via TKO in the eighth round. However, undeterred by this setback, Pickles returned to winning ways, securing a victory over Justin Menzie on points, further exemplifying his resilience and determination in the ring.

In an insightful conversation, Pickles shared his thoughts on the bout with Ballingall. He acknowledged that accepting the fight on short notice and undergoing a rapid weight cut were key factors in the outcome. “A rematch with proper preparation time would be an ideal way to showcase our skills and deliver a thrilling match for the fans,” he stated.

Following his loss, Pickles focused on refining his approach. He returned to the ring with renewed vigour and strategy, maintaining discipline in his weight management and ensuring complete readiness before agreeing to future fights.

Back in action at Sheffield’s FightZone Arena—on the undercard to Keanen Wainwright’s Commonwealth Silver Lightweight Title defence against unbeaten Essex fighter Louis Horn—Billy says he hopes for more title opportunities this year, including a rematch with the only man to beat him. Pickles is keen to climb the ranks again and views this fight as a stepping stone towards his goal.

Pickles is excited about his upcoming appearance at the new FightZone Arena, his first fight of 2024. “I’m looking forward to it. The night is set to be spectacular with a line-up of top-notch fighters, and I’m grateful to FightZone for this opportunity,” he said.

Pickles also praised FightZone, acknowledging its growing influence in the boxing community and expressing excitement for their arranged fights. Looking ahead, his goals for 2024 are clear: to pursue major victories and titles. With his record now at 14 wins and 4 losses, Pickles is more determined than ever to add triumphs to his resume and reaffirm his status in the boxing world. The April 6th event at Sheffield’s FightZone Arena is not just a comeback; it’s a testament to Billy ‘The Kid’ Pickles’ enduring spirit and relentless pursuit of boxing excellence.

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Date Opponent Venue Result
2023-11-17 Justin Menzie Burmantofts, Leeds W-PTS
2023-07-08 Lucas Ballingall Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth L-TKO
2023-02-18 Mohamed Mutalemwa Bramall Lane Football Ground, Sheffield W-TKO
2022-10-08 Rustem Fatkhullin Burmantofts, Leeds W-PTS
2022-04-03 Alexey Tukhtarov Magna Centre, Rotherham W-PTS
2021-09-19 Qasim Hussain Elland Road, Leeds W-PTS
2019-05-25 Michael Williams Elland Road, Leeds W-PTS
2019-03-02 Teodor Nikolov Elland Road, Leeds W-PTS
2018-11-23 Fonz Alexander* Elland Road, Leeds W-PTS
2018-09-07 Rhys Saunders Elland Road, Leeds W-PTS
2017-11-24 Pal Olah* Elland Road, Leeds W-PTS
2017-09-01 Chris Adaway Elland Road, Leeds W-PTS
2017-05-20 Nathan Hardy Burmantofts, Leeds W-PTS
2017-03-03 Dale Arrowsmith* John Charles Centre, Leeds W-PTS
2016-11-25 Rudolf Durica Elland Road, Leeds W-PTS


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