KING Alfred's boxer Michael Hughes has turned Professional after being signed by Bristol promoter Chris Sanigar, who runs a Pro Gym in Bristol.

Michael went to Bristol on January 28 to sign a three year contract with Sanigar, who has trained many champions including Ross Hale, Adrian Stone, Glen Cathy and Lee Haskins.

He has also assisted in the corner of many champions.

Michael Hughes has been with King Alfreds ABC from the age of nine, winning most of his fights.

He has been Western Counties Champion several times and reached the National Finals, where he lost on points.

King Alfred Boxing Club coach, Roger Cross said: “Michael Hughes has been a role model in our club. He has always shown respect for others and fellow boxers. “All the coaches and boxers are so proud to think that a small club such as KAABC has trained and encouraged Michael Hughes to this level.

“The KAABC and Michael Hughes would like to thank our local business man Terry Rickards for his generosity in giving the Club unlimited use of the gym facilities for training.

“All members of KAABC wish Michael Hughes well for the future and good luck.”