Former boxer jailed for pub fight - Stotfold

10/10/2014

A former professional boxer has been jailed for six years for punching another man in a pub fight.

Steven Kinnersley, aged 35, who has now lost his boxing career, was jailed 12 years ago for a similar pub fight.

Luton Crown Court heard on Friday, 10 October 2014, that the single punch floored Andrew Bourn, leading to a broken ankle.

Kinnersley, from Ellice, Letchworth was convicted by a jury at the court last month of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after pleading not guilty.

He was back before the court on Friday to be sentenced for the offence which occurred on 19 October 2013, at a pub in Stotfold, Beds.

Judge Barbara Mensah told him: "You were with a group in the pub who were drunk and being loud. The landlord took one of them outside to try and sober him up and you decided to follow. Words heard by witnesses indicated you were out for a fight and Mr Bourn was unfortunately closest to you and was at the end of your violence. After felling him you walked off, not concerned about him at all. From your letter to me I accept you may now be genuinely remorseful. You have lost your professional boxing licence and this has had a big impact on your family. You are now taking steps to address your problems."

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