Exclusive: Family Motivation Spurring Shinkwin On Tonight

Light-heavyweight Miles Shinkwin says the thought of letting his family down drives him on as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career against Jake Ball.

The 29-year-old fights Ball for the WBA Continental title on Katie Taylor’s undercard live on Sky Sports from York Hall.

The former ABA winner changed gyms to be closer to his family, now training just minutes from his home and it is clear to see that family play’s a huge role in Shinkwin’s life.

Now trained by Don Charles, he reckons he has fallen in love with boxing again and is determined to fulfil his potential more than ever:

I just want to do myself proud and be able to tell my kids that their dad done something with his life.

My mum and dad have always believed in me and pushed me in everything I have ever done – even in other sports. 

But boxing has always been my life, it’s all I known and I want to achieve something for them, that’s what keeps me focused. 

In an ideal world I’d love to be able to give my dad a Lonsdale Belt for keeps then see where we go from there.