Date of Birth: 22/5/89
Record: 25-3 (6 KOs)
Height: 6ft 2in
JACK ARNFIELD returns after a two years and nine months lay-off on November 14 when he faces unbeaten Scottish prospect John Docherty.
Despite a couple periods of inactivity, Arnfield has carved out a very good career and has been with Steve Wood at VIP since turning professional in October 2007.
His best win came in September 2016 when he upset John Ryder on points to claim the WBA International Middleweight title — a victory that looks sensational considering how close the Londoner came to taking Callum Smith’s world crown.
Arnfield came through a successful defence against Mick Hall in January 2017 and two months later chalked up what might be his personal favourite win against Brian Rose. Both men hail from Blackpool and Rose was a ex-VIP fighter adding more spice to the derby showdown on the Linares-Crolla I card. Both men will admit the fight wasn’t eye-catching, but Arnfield wasn’t worried by that when his hand was raised after 12 rounds.
Jack last boxed in February 2018 when he lost on points against Tommy Langford in a British Middleweight title clash. He’d also fallen short fighting for a Lonsdale belt against Nick Blackwell in 2015.
Arnfield won the first 18 fights of his career before coming unstuck in a Prizefighter competition. Arnfield insists he can defeat Docherty adding: “I’m back because I love it, I love this sport and I keep myself in good shape - 99 per cent of the time I live clean. He’s going to be in for a tough night’s work.
“I train every day, regardless of whether I’m boxing or not. I’m in the gym one way or another, so I’m fit all the time.
“At one point I had retired, but I was still going to shows and watching fights and I was kicking myself that I wasn’t involved.”