Canterbury man needs help to continue boxing passion

A Semi pro boxer, from Canterbury is looking to raise money to continue his boxing dream.

Peter Henton, from Old Dover Road is a father of two and single father to one child, wanting to continue his life-long passion for boxing.




After eight years out of the ring Mr Henton had his first fight after just six weeks back in the ring against Lewy Penfold, Henton lost on points. Unfortunately, the part time sales assistant at Aldi, cannot afford all the expenses that come with boxing, so he is hoping to raise money to continue his training.


When asked about his boxing passion Mr Henton said: “Boxing is a huge passion of mine, I love keeping fit and you get to meet some good people on the journey you take”.


Currently training at Sweatbox Fitness in Chatham, Mr Henton is hoping to raise £30 a week to help with his travel expenses.


One of Mr Henton’s promoters Brian Sanders along with Frank Ball, is co-owner/director at the Great Britain Boxing Union, who are a fast up and coming boxing event management and promotion company said: “His passion is brilliant he wants to go all the way and he puts his whole heart into it and is a single parent which is amazing, Great Britain boxing union think a of lot peter”.


Heton’s next fight will be on the 19 May

The 27-year-olds next fight will be against Malta’s Gilmour Bladacchino on the 19 of May at the Gillingham Football stadium, If you would like to help Peter Henton to continue with his passion or would like tickets to his next fight then you can contact him via email,

The Kent White Collar Boxing part of the Great Britain Boxing union also run four events a year which raise money to support hospices in Kent. You can find out more about shows and events here.