Ebony Jones has just changed his HGV license for boxing at the wrong time – but now he can focus all his fuel on fighting.
The 23-year-old Portsmouth featherweight has learned to drive in the army on a large scale and could be lucky enough to deliver gasoline to dry garages over the weekend.
But the only pumping she wants to see at Wembley Arena on Saturday – on the undercard of Chris Eubenk Jr.’s show – is celebrating her supportive start against Lithuania’s Veda Mesukite.
He told Sun Sport: “I was at the Royal Engineers and I got my Cat C + E license for my business and I was just about to start my tank course when I decided to go and support Became.
“I have not yet received any call from BP or ESO to assist in their delivery.
“I’ve heard the money is good for him right now. But I don’t think John will give me time to train to be honest!
I haven’t had any income since leaving the Army in July. When I signed up, I didn’t know I would be offered to be a supporter.
“But now the danger is over and everything feels like a perfect time.”
Jones was a prominent amateur but dropped out of the sport two years ago when she became frustrated with trying to make the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The self-confessed Slager didn’t even enjoy watching the game on TV.
But, thanks to the fast-growing success of women’s boxing, she can now lean on Sky Sports instead of garage forcourts.
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She added: “Professional boxing has never been a serious career option for women.
“The only way to really build something for yourself or your career was to go to the Olympics, which not everyone can do.
“But now that women are world champions who are well-known and well-paid, that’s a big deal.”
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