Shannon out to make a statement

Danny Shannon
Photo credit
Kelly Askew Photography
Write up by Richard Vaughan

Shannon out to make a Statement

On Saturday at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Nottingham devout family man Danny Shannon fully intends to make a statement when he collides with Kyle “Kanelo” Hughes in an intriguing six round contest brought to the fistic fans of Nottingham by emerging promotional outfit Boxing Connected.

Shannon who comes from a fighting family with his grandfather being a bare knuckle merchant on the fairgrounds and his father representing St Mary’s ABC of Chatham.

As an amateur Danny had more bouts than he can remember before drifting onto the unlicensed circuit where he quickly realised that he wanted to test himself against better opposition and turned professional which was something he had dreamed about since he was a young boy.

For the past couple of years he has been trained by Sam Latham and Ray Askew with the combination of youth and experience being massively appreciated by Shannon who says of his career so far that James Medcalf was his toughest opponent and that growing up he idolised Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton.

Away from the prize ring, work and his family Danny is a passionate follower of football but openly admits that he has two left feet.

During this course of this interview Danny admitted that this will be his last Season as a professional boxer but he will be absolutely not be taking his foot off the pedal as he strives to entertain and take the unbeaten record of prospects and would like to thank his wife for being so understanding for the quality family time that may have been lost while he was chasing his dreams.