The Case of the Pro Debut of the 58 Year Old Man



The Case of the Pro Debut of the 58 Year Old Man

Scot England, age 58, is scheduled to fight Jashawn Hunter, age 23,  tonight in Nashville, Tennessee. That bout is part of the series “Country Box,” which is described as “a fully syndicated show from Nashville TN, helping to keep boxing, music, and our Music City in the national spotlight” on the company website.

Word is that England, who has toiled as a newsman, a DJ, and author, will be the “oldest pro welterweight” campaigning today.

Guinness, the world record people, are looking at the England-Hunter fight, according to a post on England’s Facebook.

He told interested parties that his will be the last fight on the show, which will screen on FITE TV, free to stream.

This England is a participatory journalist, who likes to immerse himself into a story.

Scot England poses with foe Hunter

Who wins and how, Hunter versus the ultra well seasoned England?

His wife, she wasn’t keen on hearing him say he wanted to glove up, and go for it in the ring. But England, who says he visited Muhammad Ali several times after corresponding via letter, is wanting to see this through.

He recollected that as he was telling his missus of his plan, a beautiful butterfly flitted into site. Float like a butterfly, right? That’s a signal, he asserted.  Jayne countered, “I’m pretty sure I heard that butterfly say, ‘Don’t do it!’’

England pressed on, butterfly trash talk be damned.

His foe tonight is winless in six outings, and has a presumed age advantage, at 22 years old. Hunter has been stopped in five of his outings, which kicked off in the summer of 2022.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.