A boxer is making his big comeback after an injury forced him to take a year out.

Khaleel Majid from Heaton, felt the pain in his hand at his last fight but still went on to win before realising the damage incurred.

The 25-year-old super lightweight boxer has now recovered and is already fighting tonight, on Saturday, February 18.

He said: “Being out was not ideal for my career but I’m back and hoping I will get a win to make it all worth it.

“I had injured my hand in the second round of my last fight in March 2022. I felt it in the fight. I had shockwaves going through my hand during the round.

“I just had to win by any means, and it meant I just kept going with the fight and pushed through the pain.”

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While recovering, Khaleel nicknamed ‘The Major’ travelled to the US to train in August for eight weeks with fellow boxer Hamzah Sheeraz, something he says was a good experience.

He said: “It was hard training three times a day, Monday to Saturday.

“I was meant to come back and fight, but it didn’t materialise at the time, but now I have a fight.

“I was around champions, and it was good to pick up new things from boxers like Hamza and watching how he does things.

“He was giving me his tips and as well as this I was sparring with different gyms, so I learnt a lot in my time there.

“He has a fight in November while I was out of the ring for some time.”

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The training was so gruelling, Khaleel barely had any time for sight-seeing and instead put himself through his paces to prepare himself for upcoming fights back in England, waking up as early as 5am to train.


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He said: “It was an amazing experience even if my body was sore.

“I came back and kept up the same training regime.”

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Since taking a year out, Khaleel feels he has improved and has won even more support from fans, with tickets to his fight selling out in just two days.

He said: “I am looking forward to getting active again and get as many wins as possible.”

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