BOXING promoter Mark Neilson says he is delighted with his latest acquisition after announcing the has signed Swindon’s Jensen Irving to a management contract.

Neilson, who promotes shows through Neilson Boxing, continues to be on the lookout for talent after gaining his manager’s license.

The unbeaten Irving has a record of 3-0 as a professional and is set to return to the ring on Saturday, November 20 at the MECA in Regent Circus, where he will look to maintain his perfect record with a win over Fonz Alexander.

However, with the sport slowly opening back up, Neilson is looking to push Irving towards title contention as soon as possible, starting with a comeback fight later this month

“Jensen had a good amateur career, and when I look at him training in the gym, I see a lot of potential,” he said.

“With him being the other side of 30-years-old I don’t want to hang about, so we are looking to fast track him and get him out before the end of the year.

“Unfortunately, he missed out on fighting on the Swindon show earlier this year, but we have managed to get him on our next one, which is great.

“I want to get him in some six-round fights pretty soon and then we will look to get him moving towards Southern Area or International titles.”

Irving was training alongside cruiserweight Luke Watkins and talented welterweight Ryan Martin when working with Paddy Fitzpatrick.

With Watkins now being trained by esteemed coach Tony Borg, and Martin now linking up with Adam Booth, Neilson believes that is a testament to Irving’s talent.

“I spoke to Paddy about him at length and he has really high hopes for him,” he added.

“He’s slick, he’s got good skills and he can hold his own in sparring with people like Ryan Martin so I think that says a lot about his calibre after a handful of fights.”

Neilson Boxing’s next show is set to take place on Saturday 20th November at MECA, with Swindon’s former cruiserweight champion Luke Watkins topping the bill. For more information, and tickets visit