Mikey McKinson, furthest back, with some Heart of Hayling Boxing Academy youngsters. Picture: Stuart Martin (220421-7042)

In pictures: Matchroom's Portsmouth boxing star Mikey McKinson takes time out of training camp to visit Heart of Hayling Boxing Academy

Heart of Hayling Boxing Academy received a visit from one of the stars of the Portsmouth sporting scene this week.

By Lewis Mason
Friday, 2nd July 2021, 9:41 am

Unbeaten professional boxer Mikey McKinson was present at the club's training evening on Wednesday.

The Pompey Problem - 20-0 in the professional ranks - took time for pictures with HoH members, signed autographs and offered advice to the more than 100 youngsters who were present over the course of the night at Hayling Island Community Centre.

McKinson is currently in camp preparing for his upcoming fight with Pole Pryzemyslaw Runowski at promoter Eddie Hearn's Fight Camp 2 show on August 14.

But the tricky southpaw was still happy to take time out of his busy schedule for the Heart of Hayling fighters.

McKinson also handed some of the HoH members their Boxing Awards programmes qualifications they had recently acquired, while he also accepted Heart of Hayling co-founder Knox White's invitation to become a club patron.

Photographer Stuart Martin captured some pictures from McKinson’s visit to the academy.

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