Young Mutley

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Young Mutley
Statistics
Real nameLee Woodley
Nickname(s)Young Mutley
Weight(s)Welterweight
NationalityBritish
Born (1976-05-17) 17 May 1976 (age 42)
West Bromwich, England
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights37
Wins30
Wins by KO14
Losses7
Draws0
No contests0

Lee Woodley (born 17 May 1976 in West Bromwich), better known by his boxing alias Young Mutley, is a British boxer. He is a former British Welterweight champion. His professional record is 30 wins from 37 fights, 14 by knockout. He made his professional debut on 3 September 1999. And also was trained in Tipton at William Perrys Amateur Boxing Club.

Woodley was involved with gangs in his younger years, which led to him serving a prison sentence for assault. After being released from prison, Woodley took up boxing. His breakthrough came on 28 January 2006 when he beat Michael Jennings the reigning British Welterweight champion in a split decision at Nottingham Arena to claim his first British Championship.

Woodley obtained his nickname from his father, who was said to laugh like Muttley from the cartoon series Wacky Races. He uses his nickname as his name when boxing and has also won the Midlands Area and English light-welterweight titles in his career.

He lost his British title in an up-and-down classic with Commonwealth champion Kevin Anderson at the Aston Villa Events Centre on 1 June 2006. He had Anderson down with a left hook in the first before tiring and being stopped in the tenth.[1]

Subsequently, he rebounded with two wins, one in the first round, and challenged British Light-Welterweight champion Colin Lynes in July 2007, losing by KO in the eighth round of a scrap that Lynes dominated. The vacant European Boxing Union ten-stone title was also on the line.

He is trained and managed by Errol Johnson.

Away from boxing, Woodley is a keen supporter of West Bromwich Albion F.C.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Podmore, Tom (5 January 2007). "Mutley fights on Bami's Italian card". BritishBoxing.net. Retrieved 4 August 2007.
  2. ^ Podmore, Tom (31 May 2006). "Mutley set to be top dog". BritishBoxing.net. Retrieved 4 August 2007.