AN UNDEFEATED kickboxing champion from Bulwell is looking towards a knockout new career — as a professional boxer.
Danny Capeness (18), who trains at Hucknall Town Kickboxing Club under his dad, Keg Capeness, has been fighting competitively since the age of six.
In 45 kickboxing bouts, he has never been beaten and has registered 28 knockouts.
His success culminated in winning the British kickboxing title in the heavyweight division in 2009.
Now the teenager, of Latham Street, is being touted as the next Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch, who is Nottingham’s world super-middleweight champion.
Danny is training hard in preparation for his pro debut, which is likely to be in September.
He told the Dispatch: “I don’t care who I fight. I am hungry for success and will do whatever it takes.”
The height of his dreams is to follow in the footsteps of Froch and land a world title. Danny will be competing in the light-heavyweight division.
Keg, who runs Hucknall Town off Portland Road, said: “He is talented. He is very powerful and has the tools to get to the top.”
Danny will be managed by Scott Calow, of the Scott Calow School of Boxing in Huthwaite. The club is linked with Hucknall Town.
But Keg will continue to train his son — alongside his other boy, Nathan Capeness (17), who is also hoping to switch to professional boxing next year.
Nathan, also of Latham Street, has been kickboxing since the age of four. He has had 70 fights and won nine titles, including five British belts.